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Engine Issues

kantar77

Probationary Member
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Jan 15, 2009
Brandon, Manitoba_Canada
Hello everyone.

I just bought a plymouth laser rs turbo, its been sitting actually all winter havn't run it, so i go out this morning to try and start it and when i turn the ignition, all i get is a clicking sound. I was thinking its the starter or the batter isnt strong enough.
 

kantar77

Probationary Member
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Jan 15, 2009
Brandon, Manitoba_Canada
Thats A good Idea. But lets say it wasnt the battery what else could it possibly be?
 

dannyd97gst

Proven Member
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Mar 9, 2007
DURHAM, North_Carolina
If your car is a maunal trans you could always push start it to make sure the engine will even run, however I would personally check the battery and cables first. All cars have iod's which is ignition off draw what that means is there is always current being robbed from your battery while the ignition is off. Being parked all winter would certainly drain a battery. I believe you "thinking the battery is weak" is spot on. My 2 cents
 

90on35psi

Proven Member
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Feb 20, 2009
Beaverton, Oregon
Definately on point with the battery charge. If that doesn't fix it check the large wire ends where they bolt to the starter motor and make sure they haven't pulled out of the crimped end. Sounds like the battery just has enough charge left in it to throw out the starter solenoid and not actually spin the starter motor.
 

daygloworange

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Jul 5, 2008
Portland, Oregon
I recommend seriously cleaning your battery terminals while you're at it, and the battery cable clamps as well. I've run into all sorts of weirdo problems that were all fixed with a good cleaning and/or battery cable replacement. It's so weird how the simplest thing can cause so many problems, but it's absolutely worth cleaning them up.
 
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