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Old 06-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Clicking noise on my 07 Jk NEED HELP

My car wont start the battery was tested and it was fine, when i turn the key
all i hear is one click and that's all. I suspect its either the starter or the alternator. I also noticed when I locked my car yesterday the horn was not al loud as it usually is. any thoughts?
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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it could be either/or, or a combination of both. have the alternator checked since you checked the battery already.

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Mines an 08 auto and does the same thing time to time. Keep the gear selecter in park and smack it forward. Its the neutral safety switch. Sometimes it takes a few tries or put it into neutral and try to start
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Yup could be both or neither, the starter is easy to get to on the drivers side.
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I tried to do that but no response. also the wipers come on but very slowly.
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How did you check the battery? If you used a multimeter then you really didn't check it. A "dead" battery usually still has 12v on it. It just doesn't have the amps to turn over the engine. I'd guess the battery is dead which is very likely given its 6-7 years old if its original or its the starter
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I tried to do that but no response. also the wipers come on but very slowly.
Yup, really thinking its the battery. Try jumping it. If you do it with a vehicle with a larger engine, that will facilitate it. The low amps of a dead battery also would cause your wiper motor to run slower
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Signs do point to the battery. It has to be load tested to really ensure if it's good. A battery with a bad cell can show fine voltage but as soon as it's load tested it shows as bad.
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A larger engine? Not neccessary. I've jump started big v8s with a 4 banger before. Even jump started a 13 liter big rig diesel engine once. That one didnt work so well but it *worked*.

If the wipers come on slowly, your battery is definitely "dead".

Don't just replace the battery without having the charging system checked. Most auto parts stores can do that.
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A larger engine? Not neccessary. I've jump started big v8s with a 4 banger before. Even jump started a 13 liter big rig diesel engine once. That one didnt work so well but it *worked*.
I didn't say necessary but its definitely easier. When I need a jump I don't ask my friend with a civic because my buddy with a truck can do it easier. If its available, in the driveway, why not use it?

But reguardless, that's another vote for dead battery
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Signs do point to the battery. It has to be load tested to really ensure if it's good. A battery with a bad cell can show fine voltage but as soon as it's load tested it shows as bad.
Bought a BRAND NEW battery once. Store brand "Federated auto parts" from Ridge And Kramer (local chain) Of course,generally you buy one because of a problem like OP.

Never would start the car quite right. When it did start it would start it slowly. I returned it, they tested it and said it was fine (with a volt meter). They kept my battery for like an hour to do this test.

Still wouldnt start. Went through hell trying to figure out why my car wasnt charging it.

Returned it to another store who actually had a load tester, 10 seconds later i had a new battery. Had a dead cell. Brand new battery. Also, funny thing, a representative from Deka was at the store, and it turns out Deka actually makes these batteries for federated auto parts (which has caused me to buy several more federated auto parts batteries, deka is good stuff...). Apparently it happens sometimes.


Anyway, be careful about the whole battery testing thing. You never know if the auto parts store knows what the heck they're doing either. And just because a new battery doesnt fix it, doesnt mean it wasnt the battery....
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signs do point to the battery. It has to be load tested to really ensure if it's good. A battery with a bad cell can show fine voltage but as soon as it's load tested it shows as bad.
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What if all the systems still turn on??
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I got the battery about a year and a half, i payed the extra dollars to get a good battery (Optima Yellow Top) I tested it with a smart battery charger that reads the 12.3 on volt reader
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I got the battery about a year and a half, i payed the extra dollars to get a good battery (Optima Yellow Top) I tested it with a smart battery charger that reads the 12.3 on volt reader
Just try jumping it for laughs. Batteries can die for a number of reasons. Even a high quality battery can die before it should
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What if all the systems still turn on??
That doesnt take as much power as a starter.
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Same issue on my '07 JKU. Had the battery replaced-no help. Brought it to AAA and they thought it was the starter assembly and solenoid. The starter was replaced and the car wouldn't start at all. The old component was replaced and the car started intermittently. AAA believes (based on a mere google search) that it could be an issue with the engine. They suggest taking it to a Jeep dealership and getting it checked thoroughly by a specialist. I will update if I find anything out.
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Sometimes mine feels like it just clicks once but it actually turns the engine over about half a rev. I think it's something with the tip start feature.

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