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Old 4th October 2006
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Originally Posted by doc
Just thought of another example:

If you hit the start button and you get this horrible clicking noise, have your battery load tested BEFORE you blame the starter. Happened to me in June. Thought I had a bad starter, but after the load test, determined that the battery was bad.

Great example, and even then, it could also have been the cables, with excessive corrosion or a loose connection causing resistance in the circuit to shoot to a point where not enough amperage was avaialble to engage the solenoid and crank the motor.
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