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I get one click when I try and start my 2002 isuzu rodeo.

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I get one click when I try and start my 2002 isuzu rodeo. The battery seems fine, I am thinking either the starter or ignition switch
JA: Many things can cause a car to make those weird sounds. Some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Over the past few months, I have had to turn my steering wheel and jiggle the key to start my engine. Now it won't start and I get one click. The battery is fine.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just testing battery so far. Now I was going to locate the starter and maybe take it off and into parts store so they can check it
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should be aware of about your isuzu?
Customer: The belts squeeze upon start up
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.

Hello Im chris and I will assist you.

Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.

When you usually get one click like that is the starter 90 percent of the time. Check for constant power on the thick wire going to starter, then check for a crank signal on the thing wire while someone is cranking the key. If you have both its a bad starter. Sometimes they start if you hit them.

Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.

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