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Ok so im in Iraq at the moment my dad went to crank the car after being set up for about 6 months and it didn't turn over he said the just made a loud click like the starter is trying to turn it over but won't budge it. Oh also the battery charger is on it and the amps go real high when he starts it so seems like its getting power to the starter. Does anyone have any help for me so he can try to get it to work before I head back from this country?
 

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I am going to guess it is the battery. Try a new battery. You won't be able to start the car though a charger. You need to have an actual battery.
 

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Its prob. the starter. I wouldn't worry about it being seized. He can bang on the starter a couple times and see if it free's up but thats not guaranteed to solve it. Thanks for your service, I might see you soon.
 

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not the starter....that clicking noise is battery connection/lack of charge... either its bad battery or loose connection... I have see it on 5-6 Elise/Exiges
 

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Stay safe in Iraq.
 

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if you want to know if it's seized.. try pulling the spark plugs and turning the crank over by hand.. its a 19mm for the crank pully bolt, 10mm for the coil packs and regular import sparkplug socket for the plugs..

turn clockwise only..


it's more likely to be low on juice.. try jumpstarting it..
 

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thanks guys

he charged the battery everything showed fine but still didn't work he put a new battery on it from another vehicle and it started fine so thanks a ton guys.

think im going to get a red top for it since i have to replace it anyway
 

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Glad it started. One thing to check is the bolt that holds the adapter to the battery cable. The other end of the adapter connects to the post on the batter. It's obvious that you can tighten the post connection, but in my case, the bolt connecting the adapter tot he cable (a few inches along the adapter from the posts) caused my low battery symptoms (not fully charged and "clicks" when trying to start).

Tightening those bolts and putting it on a Battery MINDer when parking it for a week or more, and I've had no more battery problems (still have my OEM battery in my very early '05).
 

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We are good here

We are leaving in about a month or so everythings good out here we got another group comming in soon. Can't give up too much info but i can't wait to get home and try her out.
 
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