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Starter Motor Click

I'm starting to get the occasional clicking from my starter motor, 1.5 Sprint, before it starts.....Is it on the way out? CAn I just replace the solenoid, or the whole deal.......?
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Re: Starter Motor Click

If its a lot of rapid clicks check your battery. If one click and dash lights dim could be solenoid.
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Re: Starter Motor Click

If a starter motor starts to make a single click once in a while it's often the brushes inside the starter motor that are worn, since the solenoid get's it ground connection through them. A qick fix, if the car refuses to start, is to tap the starter lightly with the handle of a hammer. You don't want anything conductive near the wiring down there

However, I seem to have read that the ignition switch can sometimes fail to pass on enough current to engage the solenoid properly. If this is the case, you can work around this with a simple relay available from any motor factors.

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Or...stick the car in gear and rock it, or roll a few feet and drop it into gear if you have an able assistant

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Thanks lads, it seems to be the solenoid, everything else is ok
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