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AutoMD ... 7/6/2014

1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 8 Cyl 5.00L

Engine

I can't get my car to start. It tries to start, but all I get is a continued clicking and it does have power.

I have replaced the battery, the starter, the battery connections, and the battery cords. It worked fine for a while, but now it's back to this problem. I have checked for loose bolts and connections and have found nothing.

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CVO

CVO 7/6/2014

Try this tip.

First, check the battery and starter cables for their tightness or free of corrosion and physical damaged.

See this Starting system simplified diagram. Have a help from an assistant to crank the engine, use a 12 volt light tester or a digital voltmeter, apply it to the starter control circuit.
If there is light or 12 volts and the starter isn't cranking, then the starter is the culprit. Have the starter to bench test for free at the local auto parts stores.
If there isn't no light or no volts, then the ignition switch is the culprit.
Check the starter relay and position the Automatic transmission shifter in neutral.

http://www.samarins.com/glossary/starter.html

Note: a 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled battery.

It could be the ignition switch.

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