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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 11, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Loud clicking noise in engine

I'm working on an 88 350 when I tried to start it it made a loud clicking noise and id adjust the distributor cap and after awhile it would turn over but now that I try to start it it just mashes a real loud clicking noise it's not the battery or headers please ineed help
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 11, 12:54 AM
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Re: Loud clicking noise in engine

Need more info....does the engine actually run and make the noise or will it just make a loud clicking noise without starting the engine?

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Re: Loud clicking noise in engine

A clicking noise at cranking is generally a starter solenoid kicking in/out and can be caused by not enough battery power going to the starter or the return path to the battery from the starter.

Some causes are dirty battery connections at the posts and cables, dirty connections at the other end of the battery cables, cable itself being too small of wire size, or battery not having enough charge - either battery is too small, too old, or not receiving enough charge, either low recharge voltage or not enough time.

I suggest to externally charge the battery for a couple hours and see the results.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 11, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Loud clicking noise in engine

Lol we think it could be the starter solenoid yeah it won't start couldn't figure out but he put a starter on it so were gonna try tightening it thanks
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