Only makes clicking noise and won't start
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1999 Ford Escort Question: Replaced starter, battery, relay, serpentine belt plus cover, car won't start
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4245 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG December 18, 2013, 14:03Master
Do you have universal cable ends on your battery cables?
ReplyDebbiemeyer2003, January 13, 2014, 11:54Rookie
I dont know off hand. I will ask the mechanic to check-at present, i have to pay a local handyman for everything i get done. I cant afford to tow it-been sitting in apt. Parking garage. By the way, what are universal cable ends? I dont even know what they look like! Someone suggested a new cylinoid. U think its worth a try?
Answer #2ziptie12 December 20, 2013, 21:14Master
what were the symptoms before all the parts changed?
ReplyDebbiemeyer2003, January 13, 2014, 11:50Rookie
Serpentine belt was replaced first . It left me stranded 3times before. The whole car would shut down, starting with the power steering.
It ran a short while-a week or so, then we tried battery, checked fuses, then tried starter, still wouldn't start. Then we tried relay below drivers side door. Still barely clicked when and wouldnt start.. Another mechanic suggested a cylinoid(sp?). Do you people out there think this is worth a try?Im on a fixed income and I've been almost a year w/o a car. I would appreciate any suggestion. Thank you in advance! , Debbie
Replyziptie12, January 15, 2014, 19:45Master
Is the engine turning over? or just a 'click' from the starter?
ReplyDebbiemeyer2003, January 23, 2014, 11:28Rookie
Will not turn over at all-just a slight clicking noise.