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1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Base 4dr Sedan

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February 6, 2012, 9:30 pm

Bob J
 

Question: clicking sound when trying to start the vehicke

when turning the ignition most times I get a click, click sound, and sometimes it starts right up with no problem. No corrosion on battery terminals and cables have great tight connection, what could be the problem? also dashboard lights dim just a little when it happens, most likely a draw from the battery trying to get the car started, other than this the car is fine, low miles due to the fact it's was my grandparents vehicle before it was transferred to us, with low miles, barely driven.


February 8, 2012, 6:01 pm

Elizabeth K
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The clicking noise is a sign that the starter is not receiving enough amperage to turn over. The problem could be a worn starter, a weak battery or the wiring/connections in between. Get the battery and starter tested, and don't mistake physical connections with electrical connections. You can have the first without the second.


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