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clicks..shorting..screw driver) the car stared witn a cable jumper

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what needs to be replaced when the starter only clicks when trying to start the engine, and after shorting out the starter one time (with a screw driver) the car stared witn a cable jumper.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 7 years ago.
Hello and thank you for choosing Just Answer.

You may want to check if the battery is strong, check the wiring from the battery to the starter. Your best bet would be to measure voltage to the starter using a voltmeter.
If you measure 12v at the starter and only get a clicking sound, the starter needs to be replaced.
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