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At times starter will just click, sounds like solinoid click

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at times starter will just click
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: sounds like solinoid click about every 3 rd.start
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: jaguar 2000 vdp v8
JA: Are you fixing your Vdp yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes and have been a tech for 38 years and am retired.have not tried anything yet.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i dont think so.thanks
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. your starter needs replaced. just went through this on a 02 xj

Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

can i be of further assistance?

Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

just checking in to see how its going

Expert:  eric remington replied 5 months ago.

iT COULD BE A BAD CONNECTION ISSUE... I WOULD TRY LOAD TESTING THE BATTERY AND DOING VOLTAGE DROP TESTS ON THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CIRCUITS. I WOULD NOT PRESUME TO SAY ITS A STARTER TILL YOU TEST CIRCUIT...IF THE ABOVE IS OK HAVE SOMEONE CRAND AND SEE HOW MUCH VOLTAGE YOU ARE GETTING UNDER LOAD AT STARTER SOLENOID...IF ALL IS GOOD WITH BATTERY, VOTAGE DROP TESTS.....AND SUFFIECIENT CURRENT TO SOLENOID WHILE CRANKING THEN YOU CAN CONDEMN STARTER...HOWS THAT? eRIC

Expert:  eric remington replied 5 months ago.

PLEASE RATE ME AS MY COMPENSATION IS DEPENDENT ON THAT.....

Expert:  eric remington replied 5 months ago.

ok you don't want to condemn starter without doing proper testing