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Old 11-10-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
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I suspect your alternator has failed again or there is a wiring problem - regardless of the cause, your charging system is not functional - and you're simply draining/destroying batteries. The clicking sound is the starter relay not getting sufficient juice and stalling while driving indicates to me the car is/was running on battery power alone. There was likely nothing ever wrong with the starter motor as stated by iminhell.
i second this. i had a shitty rebuilt autozone alt and it died within a couple months. they may be cheaper but, the quality is horrible. bought a brand new alt and never had a problem. but also check ur wires like stated.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #12
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""1. Get a multimteter ""

Harbor Freight is your friend. They have a multimeter that goes anywhere from $0.0 to $10.00 [same meter]

Harbor Freight has a full page add in such magazines as Pop Sci, Pop Mech, NRA magazine etc etc etc

Trying to troubleshoot electrical problems w/o a multimeter is like trying to fake a screwdriver out of a coin gripped by a wrench

Still don't know about auto electricity?
YouTube is your friend also
Type in battery, alternator, multimeter
There are all sorts of videos of varying quality
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:01 PM   #13
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also check all your grounds and connections for corrosion/tightness.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #14
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Well I just had alt battery and starter retested and they all passed now I'm going to check all the wiring
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