1998 Buick Century just clicking noise, new battery, new starter
1998 Buick Century, was running fine. I parked it to flush the cooling system, which
might be a coincidence, but now the car won't start. I'm not a mechanic, but it's not
the first flush and fill I've done either.
I drained the cooling system. Installed a Prestone tee in the heater core line and
started flushing the gunk out. I went to start the car to turn the heater on and have the
clean water circulate and the car just made a clicking noise. I checked the battery,
and it wasn't bad but
it wasn't great so I bought a new one. Same click, no start. I pulled the starter and bought a new re-manufactured starter. Installed the starter, exact same issue. Just a click. Lights and radio have plenty of power. Tried two different keys. Tried starting in neutral instead of park.
Sounds like you have a short to ground, check the wiring coming out of the firewall along the engine to the alternator, I suspect the wiring to be frayed contacting the engine or frame of the car.
Thanks Tom. At work right now but I'll check when I get home. I appreciate the help.
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