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After driving my car to work this morning and driving home and picking my son up after school my car has decided it doesnt want to start now. All I get is a clicking sound after it sits for a few mintues. Where are some ground connections I can look at to see if everything is tight? This may in itself include rewiring the stereo. Any other possibilities it could be also. Could the alternator maybe be a cause of this? Any help would be great.

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Edit: the battery is about 4 months old
 

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First to check would be the battery.

If your car starts after you turn off and on the ignition a few times, your starter may be going out.
 

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The starter sounds like it is turning over fine, when i put a jumper on the battery it starts right up. Sorry I didn't mention that in the original post.
 

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Still have your Battery tested before you replace it though. Just in case it is the alternator. If you have a voltmeter, you can check the voltage of you alt with the engine running.
 

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It's the starter solenoid. You will probably have to put a rebuilt starter in. The solenoid and starter are packaged together these days. First, make sure battery is good. Second, disconnect the neg. battery terminal and check for corrosion on the "S" and "B" terminals going to the solenoid. Chances are, however, you'll have to replace the unit.
 

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Thanks for the input guys, any help on my other post of "Throwing Codes Again", I need to know where to find my O2 sensors.

Edit: What about the alternator not keeping teh battery charted?
 

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AutoZone can test the alternator too.
 

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i was gonna say solenoid, but i think whoever said that they are packaged with the starters now is right. i had an old escort that did the same thing...but that was back when the solenoid was mounted on the inside of the fender in the engine bay. replace the solenoid unit, should be good to go. good luck.
 
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