Starter makes a click noise, car does not start

Tiny
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  • 1999 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
When I try to start my car all I hear is a click and the starter won’t turn over. I’ve replaced the starter and checked all of the fuses and everything seems to be in order. At this point I really don’t know what to do next.
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 7:08 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This sounds to me like you could possibly have a dead battery. I have enclosed a few links below for you to go to:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-jump-start-car-battery-using-jumper-cables
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-battery

Please go through these guides and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

Thanks,
Alex
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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I tried jumping the car and it came up with the exact same click sound.
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Okay. Let's get a voltage reading across the battery terminals and see what we got. You will need a multi-meter set to DC Volts to do this and if you are unfamiliar with how to use a multi-meter I have included a link below for you to go to:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

Please get back to us with what you are able to find out.

Thanks,
Alex
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
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It looks to be reading something around 8V.
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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 AT 5:12 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Okay, this is the problem. Your battery is completely dead. I am shocked that you even got a clicking noise from your starter. I have included a few links for you to go to below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-car-battery-works
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-car-battery
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-battery

Please go through these guides and et back to us with what you are able to find out.

Thanks,
Alex
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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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I haven t changed anything. I woke up this morning and my car started right up first try without a problem. Should I still change the battery?
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Friday, May 24th, 2019 AT 4:55 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Your vehicle started with a battery with 8 Volts. Well I'm at a loss for what to say. I guess if it works, don't fix it. Let us know if you have the problem again, please.

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Alex
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Friday, May 24th, 2019 AT 9:35 PM

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