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My car will start sometimes...
My car will start sometimes and has a new battery. When iy wont start it just makes a clicking noise but i can boost it off and get it started within a couple of minutes. What can i do to fix this problem?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Pontiac
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6/10/2010
Pontiac Mechanic: JHoop, Pontiac Technician replied 8 years ago
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Is the car there and will it start?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

no it just makes a clicking noise

 

Pontiac Mechanic: JHoop, Pontiac Technician replied 8 years ago
Is the car there?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes
Pontiac Mechanic: JHoop, Pontiac Technician replied 8 years ago
Can you jump start it?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes within a minute or two of hooking it up
Pontiac Mechanic: JHoop, Pontiac Technician replied 8 years ago
OK. Jump start and while it is running, disconnect the negative battery cable.

Does the engine stall?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
what would that indicate? i dont have any tools here to do that right now
Pontiac Mechanic: JHoop, Pontiac Technician replied 8 years ago
That the alternator is not charging.

Can you try to get even pliers or adjustable wrench?

If the alternator is good, the engine will stay running.

Stays running, you have a system draw.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
like a short or something like that that is draing the battery
Pontiac Mechanic: JHoop, Pontiac Technician replied 8 years ago
Something staying on, When can you test it so I can give you an answer?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
it will be tomorrow when i get home
Pontiac Mechanic: JHoop, Pontiac Technician replied 8 years ago
Let me know the test results.I will keep your question open.

You can get back to me anytime by logging into your JA account.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
thanks man i appreciate it
Pontiac Mechanic: JHoop, Pontiac Technician replied 8 years ago
I'll be here.Cool
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