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Old 09-30-2011, 02:49 PM
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I have a 1992 chevy P/U with a 350 when i try and start it it just clicks one time then nothing cant seem to figure this out battery is fully charged

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Cables good?
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X2 check the cables and the connection could be a loose connection.


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Turn the headlights on when you try to start it. If they go out you most likely have a bad connection on the battery cables somewhere. If they stay on the starter is probably no good. Keep in mind this is a very basic test. You may have a stuck brush in the starter. You can try giving it a whack with a hammer to see if it works.
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checked cables hit starter several times with a hammer still one click only and nothin it just started this a day ago and the first time i pulled on the cables to starter and it worked but not now
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Might as well try a solenoid. I just did one for about $12.
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checked cables hit starter several times with a hammer still one click only and nothin it just started this a day ago and the first time i pulled on the cables to starter and it worked but not now
Below is a list in order of 'most likely reasons' for your problem.

First thing to check is:

Remove cables from battery terminals. Clean battery terminals and the inside of the cable ends. Re-attach.

Look for a carbon like residue inside the cable ends. There may be similar deposits on the battery posts. This will act as an insulator and must be removed. It can be scraped out/off with a pocket knife if you don't have the wire brush type battery post/cable cleaner.

Also check that the ground cable is clean and securely attached to the engine block.

Second item to check:

Starter solenoid.

Next item to check:

Starter motor.

Final item to check:

Ignition switch and the wiring and connections coming from the switch to the starter solenoid.

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If you have access to the starter sol...... I sometimes use an insulated screwdriver and short the large battery terminal on the starter to the small sol post (the one that the wire from the ing switch hooks to), the starter should engage...... if it does it's your wiring between the sol and the ing switch
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clickity cliclity clicity means weak battery. One click means bad contacts on solinoid or bad starter. The solinoid pulls in but the current don't go thru the contacts or if it goes thrun the contacts it can't getb to the starter windings.
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