What could be wrong

10

Asked by Nov 14, 2016 at 10:16 PM about the 2002 Buick Regal LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Buick regal ls, when I try to start it,
it just clicks once, the lights on dashboard go off
and headlights too, as soon as I let go
everything comes back on, headlights are bright
again, I thought it was the starter and battery,
took both off and took it to autozone they said
starter is good and I took battery and put it on
another car and it starts right up,  I though
Mabey it was corroded so I bought a wire brush
and cleaned both,  still just clicks once, help me
please.

3 Answers

101,885

Sounds like a major voltage loss, make sure the cables and battery posts are shiny clean, none of that black corrosion, and the other ends clean and tight, if that wasn't it then try wiggling the cables themselves and listen for a crackling sound, if you hear that then replace the battery cables as corrosion is inside the cables causing a massive voltage drop, and finally if they do pass the wiggle test, then run a voltage drop test on the cables.

What other end of cables?

101,885

Where they attach to the engine, starter.

Your Answer

Regal

Looking for a Used Regal in your area?

CarGurus has 8,902 nationwide Regal listings starting at $4,800.

ZIP:

Buick Regal Experts

  • #1
    dvigano
    Reputation
    390
  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    390
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
551 Great Deals out of 35,022 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Malibu
978 Great Deals out of 66,469 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
428 Great Deals out of 30,565 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Mustang
620 Great Deals out of 36,130 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord
1,079 Great Deals out of 56,430 listings starting at $899
Used Cadillac CTS
282 Great Deals out of 10,336 listings starting at $995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,098 Great Deals out of 32,769 listings starting at $999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
846 Great Deals out of 70,277 listings starting at $700
Used Kia Optima
394 Great Deals out of 29,479 listings starting at $2,600

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Buick Regal For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 5,132 listings starting at $14,977
2016 Buick Regal For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 751 listings starting at $13,863
2015 Buick Regal For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 541 listings starting at $12,500
2014 Buick Regal For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 760 listings starting at $10,955
2013 Buick Regal For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 285 listings starting at $8,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.