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PJE
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: 1998 996 clicking Reply with quote

Afternoon all,

I just went to start my 996 and when I tuned the key I heard a clicking sound
Coming from the engine compartment and engine did not turn over,turned key off tried again and it started turned off after running for a few minutes tried to start again and same problem,battery is fully charged.

Any ideas comments as to what this could be and how to rectify it ?

Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did all of the dashboard lights go off when it wouldn't start? My first stab would be the contact from the battery earth terminal to the chassis near the battery.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a bad earth to me.
 
  
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PJE
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: 996 Clicking Reply with quote

Dashboard lights stayed on,earth battery lead is fully secured...
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't sound like a bad earth then. If it is a bad earth it will look and feel secure but the get corrosion behind them. Unbolt it and clean it up nicely with a wire brush. It might not be the fault but if you haven't done it I would do it anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead battery...as in you need a new one...
 
  
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wasz
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

starter solenoid sticking / battery / ignition switch
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
starter solenoid sticking



Agree


It needs a new starter motor .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input all,new starter it is.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're frugal like me, you can rebuild your starter with a new brush plate and clean it out. It's a build up of grease, dust and carbon that stops the starter from working. It's not actually shot, it's just dirty.

The hardest part is getting to the thing, you have to take out the intake bits and then you can get to it to remove it. Fixing it/cleaning it on the bench is a piece of cake. It's half a day and £15 to DIY, vs Much less effort but probably about £300 to have an indy swap in a new one.
 
  
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