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Old 07-15-2008, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
Patricia A
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Ok, my 71 impala is making a faint clicking noise when I start it. Is it the starter?

Battery is brand new Die Hard Silver, bought less than a month ago. Head lights and gauge lights are bright, no dimming when cranking. Pulled the alternator and had it tested, alternator is good. Duralast Starter is a new as well, I bought it about 2-3 months ago. What else could it be thats causing my car to make this clicking noise? Everything is brand new!! I can jump start it and it will start fine. Could I possibly have wires touching somewhere?

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try cleaning the battery contacts, then clean the starter contacts. You can use fine sandpaper or a battery terminal brush. Make sure the battery terminals are tight.

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's probably a lifter. All G.M. car's of that era do it . It's usually the # 1 cyllinder on the left. You may have to replace them all

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