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Could it be battery, starter or alternator??


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ra1husband
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Jan 31, 2014, 7:51 PM

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I have a 2005 Impala. It won't start. It does make some clicking kind of noises when I am trying to start it. The headlights come on, but after trying to start the car several times they would not come on. When I would pull the headlight switch and leave it pulled out there was a clicking kind of noise - even though the headlights were not coming on. Any ideas what it could be?


Hammer Time
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Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 PM

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You need to start out testing the battery and cable connections.



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ra1husband
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Jan 31, 2014, 8:25 PM

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Would the starter affect the lights at all?


Discretesignals
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Jan 31, 2014, 9:02 PM

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If the battery is discharged or faulty or the batteries connections are not clean and tight, that will affect the lights and the starting system. You should follow HT's advice.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Jan 31, 2014, 9:04 PM)






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