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when ever i try to start my car i hear 3 clicking noises after i turn the key under the hood. the battery is strong. well at least i think is. can somebody please give suggestions to what may be wrong.
 

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Re: help! my car wont start (boostedmark2)

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when ever i try to start my car i hear 3 clicking noises after i turn the key under the hood. the battery is strong. well at least i think is. can somebody please give suggestions to what may be wrong.


Your starter is not spinning. Try tapping the solenoid with a hammer or the likes. Sounds like the bendix is not popping out.
 

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Re: help! my car wont start (boostedmark2)

check if theres power going to the starter.
if there is check if theres a large voltage drop
(posibiltly of what it can be is a internaly sorted batt. or a dead starter or broken wire) those clicking sounds should be your soliniod
 

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Re: help! my car wont start (vw88jetta)

thanks. what is the strongest battery i can buy. because my batt is in the trunk and people have told me that thats another reason why it wont start.
 

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Re: help! my car wont start (boostedmark2)

Optima spiral wound batteries give off a large amount of cranking amps for their size. They're expensive though, so Exide orbital is a good alternative since it's slightly cheaper.
You might just need a bigger wire going to the starter though.
 
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