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When I hook the battery up and connect the battery charger to the battery and turn the key , all I get is a clicking sound that souns like it is coming from the solenoid. But no power is going to the starter.
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If you are sure it`s not the battery then it must be the solenoid or the starter but its very seldom these give trouble. Try a battery that you know is fully charged and take it from there. Stephen.

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Blown fuse – Sometimes the simplest explanation is the best one. A blown fuse in the starter circuit could be the cause of a no-start problem. Broken or corroded wiring – Damaged or dirty wires to the battery or to the starter solenoid (or wires that are loose) can prevent sufficient power from reaching the starter.
When you switch on the ignition key, a starter relay transmits small electric power to the starter solenoid, while the solenoid pulls a big current straight from the car batteries. This activates the solenoid, which sends electricity to the starter motor, which spins the flywheel.
When you turn the ignition switch, the electromagnet inside the body engages & pushes out a rod to which the pinion is attached. The pinion meets the flywheel and the starter motor turns. This spins the engine over, sucking in air (as well as fuel).
If the engine will not crank, you likely have a problem with… Discharged / defective battery or faulty electrical connections. To address these issues, check the battery and charging system for problems. Faulty parts: potentially the safety interlocks, starter motor switch (open circuit) or solenoid.
Car starters can fail for several reasons, and age isn`t usually as critical a factor as overheating. Engine mechanical problems can overload the starter motor, leading to overheating. Oil leaks can cause overheating because the starter can`t cool off.
In order for the starter to engage and turn the flywheel, power is sent to the starter relay via the solenoid.
Turning your key in the ignition triggers the starting system by sending power from the battery to the starter solenoid. The starter solenoid then activates the starter motor, which spins the engine a few times to turn it on.
Solenoid — This contains two coils of wire around a moveable core and works as a switch for the starter motor. The starter solenoid connects the starter motor to the car`s battery.
Control: The control function is mainly carried out by the contactor component of a starter. It is controlling the opening and closing of the power electrical circuit. The switching is done by the main contacts (poles) of the contactor. An electromagnetic coil is energized, which open or close the contacts.
The mechanism to engage the flywheel is faulty, probably it is seized, or battery doesn`t have enough power to make the solenoid fully pull the mechanism (check battery charge).
The most common reason cars don`t start is a dead or faulty battery. Even though most cars run on gasoline, they all require electrical power to function. The starter that cranks your engine to start requires an electrical signal to fire. If something`s wrong with your battery, your car engine won`t turn over.

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