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sts won't start! just clicks

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:31 AM
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hadn't run my 2002 sts with 128k miles much since it had snowed. Had to mysteriously replace a water pump pulley and belt also. Rode incredible for a day or two after. Arrived at a store on a 60 degree day...hopped out, ran in, back in the 'lac. Tried to start it, only a click. Once again...click. Several tries later reveal that click, or no click, i won't be getting her started. Battery has a great charge, everything functions at once without lag or drain. Starter hasn't been showing any signs of decay except a "drained" sounding start a couple days prior, which i chalked up to her resting for a week or two. Connection to the starter loose? Or maybe the ignition switch is bad? Starter wire bad? Any help?
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by thatyoungin View Post
hadn't run my 2002 sts with 128k miles much since it had snowed. Had to mysteriously replace a water pump pulley and belt also. Rode incredible for a day or two after. Arrived at a store on a 60 degree day...hopped out, ran in, back in the 'lac. Tried to start it, only a click. Once again...click. Several tries later reveal that click, or no click, i won't be getting her started. Battery has a great charge, everything functions at once without lag or drain. Starter hasn't been showing any signs of decay except a "drained" sounding start a couple days prior, which i chalked up to her resting for a week or two. Connection to the starter loose? Or maybe the ignition switch is bad? Starter wire bad? Any help?
a click click sound often means the starter is not getting enough power ... i be checking the connections from battery to starter before doing anything else.


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Old 02-20-2011, 06:56 AM
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Thanks. I'll check that first. Is the starter for the sts near the intake? I'm having trouble finding it. I'm gonna start with the starter wire.
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:08 PM
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Thanks. I'll check that first. Is the starter for the sts near the intake? I'm having trouble finding it. I'm gonna start with the starter wire.
i believe that for a '02, its under the intake manifold.


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