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I have a 1950 dodge cornet, that won’t start, changed

I have a 1950...

I have a 1950 dodge cornet, that won’t start, changed sparks, cylenoid. Just have clicking when I turn the ignition key, I’m not sure if it’s the starter?

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

Yes I can turn steering wheel, let me try different key, it had been running fine

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '50 Dodge?

Coronet

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Coronet

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Roy Belding
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hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.

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is this a 6 volt system???

just to confirm 1950??

Roy

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
6 volt

ok, do you have a volt meter to check the battery voltage??

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hi Roy I have a volt meter, it just got dark out, and I’m not going to beable to do much, maybe you can just walk me through a few things?

ok

first, check the battery voltage. it should be around 6.3 volts. thats fully charged.

then have some try to start it and you watch how low the battery voltage drops. it should not drop below 5 volts. if it does, the battery is bad if it does not then we need to check voltage down at the starter/

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It was somewhat difficult to start in general, I probably let it out to long, I’m in the northeast and it got cold recently. It always would start rrrr. Rrrr. Rrrr then start, know I’m not getting that, just a clicking at cylenoid
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I had the battery checked a Napa they said it was all good

ok,, I still want you to check the battery. we need to verify power.

start there

Roy

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I guess I’ll just talk in person
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