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08-12-2007, 04:22 PM
K this is regarding my old Se again which I sold to my sister. I NEVER had a problem with it and I sell it to her and its nothing but problems. Now she says sometimes when she goes to start the car, she turns the key over and just *click click click* The gauges all move, and things turn on but the car wont start. Then the next time she tries it, it fires right up. The car has a brand new alternator, brand new plugs/wires and a brand new battery. I personally have never this happen to me, and everytime I try it, it doesnt do it, but she swears it does at her house. Sound like an ignition problem or what? I am getting rather tired of hearing her bitch about this even though I gave her the car for 600 bucks......:banghead

08-12-2007, 04:37 PM
starter on the way out?

08-12-2007, 04:56 PM
yup check the starter, the clicking is the starter solenoid receiving the power just loosing its mojo so it doesn't want to turn the engine over.

08-13-2007, 09:21 PM
I have the same problem going on right now but it became a lot less infrequent when I cleaned the battery cables. It did it today just one time and it was a lot less severe than it was before.

I'm supposed to get the starter looked at sometime this week, so I'll let you know if it goes away after replacement.

08-15-2007, 09:20 PM
haven't ever had to take one of these starters out, but i know the older starters i'd just take the solenoid apart, clean all the electrical contacts, and it'd work just like a new one.