Car not starting

Tiny
RONNI DICKEY
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  • 2004 CADILLAC SLS
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 223,000 MILES
When I get in my car I had the key all you hear is a clicking sound. Tried jumping the battery but nothing. Replaced the starter with no luck. You can hear it engage and see the engine pulls turn about a quarter of an inch.
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 AT 1:21 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Remove the battery and have it load tested. It sounds like a weak battery. Even though you tried to jump start it, there may not have been enough power.
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
RONNI DICKEY
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We took a battery out of another car. Did not work.
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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 AT 5:40 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Okay, can you tell approximately where the clicking is coming from? About a month ago, someone had a loose ground from the battery to the engine block. When they tried to start it, there was a click (sparks when looking) where the ground attached to the engine block. Check there. Since you hear the click, it seems the vehicle is doing what it is designed to do. However, there is one weak link. If the sound is from under the hood, wait until dark, open the hood, and have someone turn the key. See if you see anything.

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 AT 8:17 PM

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