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Kevin, Auto Mechanic
Category: Saab
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Experience:  Diagnostic technician
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It wont start up. no turning over and only one click is

Customer Question

hello there
JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: it wont start up. no turning over and only one click is heard when i turn the key. battery has been replaced with new
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: its a manual. it will push start but will not start back up after having it on for 30 mins
JA: What year is your MINI?
Customer: 2001 9-3 viggen
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced the battery, and checked negative cable connection on both ends.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: cant think of anything
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  Kevin replied 11 months ago.

Hi im kevin where abouts does click come from ? In engine bay ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It comes from the side of the battery, towards the firewall. cant point out what it comes from, just from that area.
Expert:  Kevin replied 11 months ago.

Has starter motor been checked

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No not yet
Expert:  Kevin replied 11 months ago.

What your describing sounds like that start of starter motor failing