2002 Mazda B3000. Clicks once won't start

Asked by Dec 16, 2015 at 12:43 PM about the 2000 Mazda B-Series Pickup B3000 SE 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Single mom here, I have replaced the alternator when it drained my battery,
so got a new battery too. Today I go out and it clicks once. All the lights and
stereo work. I'm thinking maybe the starter? Any suggestions?

6 Answers

25,155

It could be the starter, or it could be just the starter solenoid. You can do a voltage drop test at the starter to make certain that is your problem, as it can be expensive to replace parts without an actual diagnosis.

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try and jump start it first after you/someone checks all battery cables /ends/grounds..if after your confirm all good connections and battery load test/starter draw ....so..if it wont jump start ..replace the starter..also check starter gear and flywheel teeth and alignment of starter

Ken, thanks for answering my question. How would I do a voltage drop test? I drove this truck from Reno, Nevada to Cocoa, Florida with two cats in it in the height of summer, never ever do that. Didn't have one problem, In fact I haven't had any problems with it til I got to Florida, maybe it likes Reno better. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Gonna try to jump it as soon as I can get someone over here to do it. Thanks

25,155

Couple links for voltage drop tests; http://www.aa1car.com/library/voltage_drop_testing.htm , http://easyautodiagnostics.com/misc-index/starter-motor-on-car-tests-1 , Basically you want to determine is proper voltage is getting to the starter solenoid when turning the key

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Could it be that the starter fell out of place and just need to be sort of 'knocked' back into place. I've had this happen.

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