1984 Ford Escort Car won't start.

Tiny
GJOHNSON_MBA
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  • 1984 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 44,000 MILES
When I turn the key there is a sound of clicking and the car won't turn over to start. The clicking started suddenly after a rain storm in northern California. I was wondering if it was the starter, the alternator or what. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards,

gj
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Friday, February 15th, 2008 AT 2:54 PM

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Tiny
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Could be the battery is weak or a bad connection. Try this have helper hold key in start position and bang on the starter-did it crank the engine? If so replace the starter-if not check for power at the starter solenoid small terminal-power there-replace the starter. No power could be the starter relay/transmission range switch/NSS, and ignition switch.
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Friday, February 15th, 2008 AT 7:50 PM

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