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my lil red neon
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Dec 28, 2013, 8:36 PM

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I have a 97 neon won't start just clicks new starter new battery and new ignition switch all fuses are good too pls helpFrown


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Dec 28, 2013, 8:56 PM

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If you're sure that clicking noise is coming from the starter, then all it can be is

Bad starter
Poor battery cable connection
Dead battery

Assuming you wired the starter correctly



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my lil red neon
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Dec 28, 2013, 9:38 PM

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The battery is new and all my connections are clean and free of build up. And the starter is installed correctly. Soooo still stumped


my lil red neon
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Dec 28, 2013, 9:39 PM

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And I had the new starter tested just to make sure it wasn't faulty.


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Dec 28, 2013, 9:44 PM

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What is the voltage at the S terminal on the starter when your attempting to crank the engine? Have you done a voltage drop test on the battery cables?





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my lil red neon
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Dec 28, 2013, 9:47 PM

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Nope haven't done either what should they be at?


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Dec 28, 2013, 9:56 PM

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The S terminal or small wire at the starter solenoid should be 12 volts or battery voltage when you attempt to crank the engine. The voltage drop on both negative and positive cables should be less than .5 volts.

watch this to perform drop test:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paw80mS_Kxg





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Dec 28, 2013, 10:02 PM)


my lil red neon
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Dec 28, 2013, 10:53 PM

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Ok I'll have to do it tomorrow. I will post on here if its good or not then go from there. Thanks for the help


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Dec 29, 2013, 5:21 AM

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Quote
The battery is new and all my connections are clean and free of build up. And the starter is installed correctly.




Yeah, famous last words



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my lil red neon
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Dec 29, 2013, 5:02 PM

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Wow way to be encuraging. Crazy


Hammer Time
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Dec 29, 2013, 5:07 PM

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Why would I encourage an answer like that?

When you assume things are good just because they may not be that old without testing anything, you can end up wasting a whole lot of time.

I told you what the only things that could cause those symptoms were and you just blew it all off without testing anything.



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my lil red neon
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Dec 30, 2013, 6:08 PM

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Car is up and running. All I replaced was the starter and the ignition and we push started it and what a know its running. Thanks for the suggestions Smile


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Dec 30, 2013, 6:17 PM

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You push started it?

What exactly did that resolve?



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