Will not start

Tiny
RAASHIDA MUHAMMAD
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  • 2007 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
The starter has been replaced and the battery is new, yet when the key is turned it just clicks one simple click. Lights and everything else work fine. What else should I do?
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Friday, December 6th, 2019 AT 5:52 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

First, confirm that the battery terminals are clean and tight. Also, make sure the grounds to the engine and body from the battery are clean and tight.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

Next, check to see if the starter is getting power to the S terminal on the solenoid. That will be the smaller wire. Here is a link to help:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

If there is no power to the S terminal, then check if the starter relay is bad. I attached two pics below to help you locate it.

Here is a link which explains how to test a relay. If there is another relay in the box with the same part number, switch the two to see if it makes a difference.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Here are a few other links you may find helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

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

Start with these things and let me know what you find. Since everything is new and you hear a click, I suspect it is going to be a connection issue. However, you need to check these things first. There is also a fusible link that can be bad, but we need these things done first.

Let me know if you have questions as well as what you find.

Joe

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Saturday, December 7th, 2019 AT 10:21 PM

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