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Ok guys and gals this is probably a stupid question but i need to make sure. Sometimes my car starts and then doesnt. I hear a click under the hood when i turn the key on and it starts. If i dont hear the click it doesnt start. So my question is can i rule out the fuel pump and guess its the fuel pump relay ????
It is problebly the Starter Solinoid...Take apart and clean real good-or-buy replacement for less than$100.00.Eventually you'll be tapping on your starter/solinoid to get her to turn-over...Although I did have one that finally came around on its own and never did have that issue again-the rule of thumb is to repair/replace solonoid.
i know this is probly a dumb answer but are ur battery terminals tight? An is ur earth wire connectd?
I had a simular prob thort it was starter motor but it end'd up being the earth wire was loose the bolt had fallen off an it was just hanging there
Sounds like the Main/DME relay going bad. The 3 relays in a row on the drivers side of the engine compartment it is the one closest to the front of the car, PN 61 36 1 729 004 Another problem this relay will cause is the car will randomly die while driving down the road.
The click you are hearing is the starter solenoid.
it's what you're actually energizing when you push the key to the start position, it closes a contact like a magnet, that have 2 terminals on it. 1 comes from the batter Positive post and the other goes to the starter.
If that solenoid doesn't click power doesn't go to the starter, simple as that.
You just need a new solenoid, hopefully yours is servicable. Good luck.
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