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Won't start and just clicks. I'm not sure where the noise is…

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Won't start and just...

Won't start and just clicks

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

I'm not sure where the noise is coming from and it was fine on Monday but I didn't start it yesterday. When I tried to start it today it just clicks

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Saturn?

2008 Saturn Astra XR

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

My husband tried two other batteries to see if it was the battery and that didn't work so now he has it on the battery charger to see if that will work

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's all I know

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Saturn
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Saturn Mechanic: Ron Z., - Saturn Tech - replied 7 months ago
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Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. Thanks for coming! I'm Ron and I'll be working with you on your question today.

When you say it just clicks- is this a 1-click per ignition cycle or a rapid, repeating clicking?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
repeated clicking
do you mean does it only click once when we turn the key
Are you still there?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
sorry I didn't see the send button
Saturn Mechanic: Ron Z., - Saturn Tech - replied 7 months ago

I'm still here! Yes. When you turn the key to try and start, is it a 1-click sound? Or a rapid, repeating clicking?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I was just looking to see if it might have been the battery or the starter. I will call a tow truck and get it to the garage. Thank you anyways
Saturn Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 7 months ago
tims auto repair
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Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

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Saturn Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 7 months ago

the first thing to do here is to check the connections of the battery cables to the battery,,make sure they are tight and clean

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Saturn Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 7 months ago

if the cables are good,then you will need to test the battery,,

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Saturn Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 7 months ago

if the battery and the cables are good,then i would think you will need to replace the starter

thanks

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Saturn Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 7 months ago

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