After my problems and taking your advice I was able to start the car yesterday. Thanks.
Today I started the car a few times and all was nominal.
The car then stall due to low RPM.
I went to start it again and all I can get is a click from the Starter.
Also, yesterday the only way I could start the car was moving the wire on the positive post and holding it there while it started.
The privious owner has a shut off on the post which is giving me problems BUT today after the starter failure I manipulated the wire to the positive post and as I've said, the starter only clicks.
I would appreciate any thoughts.
Start with the easy stuff. 1 Be sure the battery is charged. 2 Check to be sure all connections are tight. The clicking starter is a classic symptom of a poor ground.
If neither of those things is the problem, we can move on to something else.
A click can mean a few things, Is your battery strong enough to fully engage the starter ring gear and turn the motor over, or is the starter not properly aligned with the ring gear? I would first check to see if your battery is up to par. There have been occasions were a weak battery has caused lots of indirect diagnoses and headaches. If i were you i would check there first.
Lost my message somehow?
Anyway , the battery is new and the charger is on it. I will try tomorrow.
I am no stranger to cars and have worked on all of mine.
From Audi Ur Quattro to Lotus Esprit Turbo.
This one just confuses me.
How was your message lost?..Just people trying to help you out. Forgive us.
I will only forgive Gates!
I'm horrible on the computer.
You'd better get some help with the key board Mike because these guy's are guessing at nothing. You said you have a loose cable. Did you fix it?
Can you hand crank the engine over? The starter drive may be stuck on the flywheel gear. If so, rock the car back and forth to get it loose.
I bet you have a solenoid and that is what's clicking. Either your battery charge is low, your battery is bad, or your solenoid is bad.
Was thinking the same thing Ted but without some more info it's just a guess.