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Is it just fast clicking sounds? Like a ratchet spinning?

August 14, 2022 07:58AM
If so, that would either be dead battery or starter is stuck or going out, imo.. As 21 said, should be ok to jump start.. Even if it was the alternator, that just re-charges your battery and runs electrical stuff while you drive. jumping your car won't affect the alternator..

My first guess is the battery is dead, or low.. you could try hitting your headlights or something (after turning your key to the position necessary to do that, which may also loosen your steering wheel from being locked) but even with a dead battery the lights may come on - battery would have enough juice to power lights, but not crank the engine, which takes lot of power..

It could also be your starter is stuck or has a problem.. One of my old trucks would do that and there were a few times, due to it being a standard, that I'd inadvertently kill the engine at red lights and it wouldn't start.. I'd just keep trying until the starter caught - or might even go out and push the truck a little bit to get the starter off its current position.. I eventually got it fixed.. the mechanic know a way to fix it for about a dollar - he just installed a clip like thing on it..not sure what it did, but it sure worked..

Years ago I bought one of these gizmos, which allow you to jump your car just by attaching it to your battery - you don't need another vehicle or cables.. As long as it was charged, it would jump my car 3-5 times before needing another charge.. it will also charge your USB devices and phone, I think.. With the TR7 I had a dead battery and I'd use this gizmo to jump it, drive all over town, and if I had to go in somewhere, I could jump it again with the gizmo, if necessary.. I highly recommend getting one of these.. you may never need it, but if you're stuck somewhere (and that's a big deal for me without a cell phone) they are worth their weight in gold..


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/14/2022 07:58AM by sstrams.

  Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

MamaRAMa218August 08, 2022 07:14AM

  You couldn't be more right...

JamesJM79August 08, 2022 07:19AM

  I just saw a story about that..

sstrams115August 08, 2022 07:42AM

  I hate a thief! I never REALLY understood till my house got cleaned out back in 1993

Ramgator94August 08, 2022 10:04AM

  How to treat a Thief... Remember the movie "Casino"???

Ramgator104August 08, 2022 10:07AM

  Now that's how you stop a thief..

sstrams81August 08, 2022 10:17AM

  Re: Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

canadaram111August 09, 2022 06:07AM

  Tried buying a vehicle lately?

MamaRAMa115August 09, 2022 09:29AM

  Not sure about Missouri... but here in Calif....

JamesJM106August 09, 2022 09:41AM

  Same in Texas..

sstrams140August 09, 2022 09:49AM

  A few years ago....

JamesJM166August 09, 2022 09:52AM

  Yeah, I get that..

sstrams99August 09, 2022 10:38AM

  If ANY car maker, like GM or any of them sink again, I hope there is NO bail out.

Ramgator57August 09, 2022 12:33PM

  Same story up here.

canadaram183August 09, 2022 07:05PM

  I found a car! Attachments

MamaRAMa89August 10, 2022 10:12AM


sstrams145August 10, 2022 10:43AM

  Wonderful! That is a dream scenario for buying pre-owned

canadaram193August 10, 2022 01:12PM


canadaram82August 10, 2022 02:54PM

  that's great......happy for you guys nm

21Dog122August 10, 2022 03:51PM

  Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

waterfield90August 15, 2022 10:01AM

  Re: Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

MamaRAMa100August 15, 2022 10:13AM

  I'll buy it Tony!!!

ferragamo7947September 03, 2022 02:10PM

  An amazing coincidence...

JamesJM99August 09, 2022 09:17AM

  Re: An amazing coincidence...

MamaRAMa109August 09, 2022 09:34AM

  I think you're right...

JamesJM111August 09, 2022 09:43AM

  Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa97August 12, 2022 09:27AM

  I saw a story last night..

sstrams76August 12, 2022 10:57AM

  Re: I saw a story last night..

MamaRAMa119August 12, 2022 11:11AM


sstrams152August 12, 2022 12:08PM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram63August 12, 2022 04:06PM

  my stolen vehicle story

21Dog72August 13, 2022 05:33AM

  Ok, here's mine:

sstrams80August 13, 2022 06:06AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa165August 13, 2022 11:38AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram123August 13, 2022 01:33PM

  Pics at towing yard Attachments

MamaRAMa120August 15, 2022 07:48AM

  I would sit and stare at that..

sstrams83August 15, 2022 09:29AM

  Re: Pics at towing yard

canadaram105August 16, 2022 04:37AM


MamaRAMa48August 30, 2022 06:08AM

  Glad you're wrapping it up..

sstrams47August 30, 2022 06:45AM

  That’s some good news..

canadaram52September 02, 2022 02:23AM

  It's Always Something

MamaRAMa164August 14, 2022 07:32AM

  someone can correct me, but......

21Dog151August 14, 2022 07:42AM

  Re: someone can correct me, but......

MamaRAMa74August 14, 2022 08:59AM

  Sure sounds like a starter to me (nm)

JamesJM112August 14, 2022 09:57AM

  If she can find the the starter..

sstrams119August 14, 2022 09:58AM

  Re: If she can find the the starter..

21Dog86August 14, 2022 10:24AM

  Yup, good advice... BUT...

JamesJM60August 14, 2022 10:27AM

  Re: Yup, good advice... BUT...

MamaRAMa63August 14, 2022 10:37AM

  Well, just keep in mind..

sstrams56August 14, 2022 11:23AM

  I'm in like Flint

MamaRAMa80August 15, 2022 12:58PM

  Yeah, the red..

sstrams53August 15, 2022 01:34PM

  Re: Yeah, the red..

MamaRAMa53August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  I need to read your posts better haha..

sstrams112August 15, 2022 02:37PM

  Actually it's the solenoid that can get stuck up......

roman18128August 15, 2022 06:48AM

  Can't remember when the changeover occurred...

JamesJM66August 15, 2022 12:27PM

  You need so much more torque now.....

roman18104August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  Re: You need so much more torque now.....

MamaRAMa66August 15, 2022 01:58PM

  Yeah, Jet ski batteries BLOW these days, as well..

sstrams59August 15, 2022 02:39PM

  Never had any watercraft.....

roman1866August 15, 2022 03:14PM

  Not 100% sure..

sstrams63August 15, 2022 03:34PM

  Is it just fast clicking sounds? Like a ratchet spinning?

sstrams62August 14, 2022 07:58AM


canadaram90August 14, 2022 03:18PM

  As I type this, our Morning News show is doing a story on this.

Ramgator56August 17, 2022 02:38AM

  Re: As I type this, our Morning News show is doing a story on this.

MamaRAMa67August 17, 2022 05:48AM

  You left out one big one.

Ramgator59August 17, 2022 08:46AM

  Re: You left out one big one.

MamaRAMa60August 17, 2022 09:00AM

  Doh! Looked right past that! EXACTLY....

Ramgator54August 17, 2022 10:33AM

  I don't feel violated... I get pissed...

JamesJM63August 17, 2022 01:55PM

  Yeah, they always ask that..

sstrams53August 17, 2022 10:13AM

  Clint asked THE question, IMO..

Ramgator114August 17, 2022 10:38AM