Long time no see! Here is my problem. I have a ticking clicking sound when I start. Had my mechanic come to the house to test my Big 3 (Alt, Stater, and Battery). He instructed that my starter was pulling "way to much current." Also at hot idle the volt meter swings from 13v to 14.8v. I loosely acts like my oil pressure gauge when I press the accelerator. I do have an Amp (700w), but this will NOT turn on until the radio is turned on. The amp possy is hooked up to the possy NEXT to the battery an not on the battery. Also about 2 weeks ago the car completely died, as is dead, while I was at a stop. Would not let me start nor turn the radio on. Crazy thing was I counted 30 seconds and it turned over like a new car. My main problem that it now will not start properly. Click Click Click start or Click Click/Start. My wife was at work and could not get it to start [Click Click Click], and had one over her friends jump the Bonnie. Fired right up. So having this said I think the mechanic is right. Starter is drawing to much. I did go under the Bonnie and found that the starter was rusted bad and the connections were "OK" and the starter was not loose. While up on ramps, I started the Bonnie with no fail. time and time again, but as soon as I go off the ramps ...Click Click Click Start. I know that this car is like a woman, but I never thought she was a [difficult female].
I will list what I have set up in my Bonnie and any modification in list form.
Year: 2000 SE
Battery: Interstate MTP-79 http://www.lesscoelectronics.com/INT...Y_p/mtp-79.htm
Amp: 700w w/ground hooked up to the frame.
This is very frustrating.
And I think the starter is grounding out somewhere. I will start searching for corrosion, but where to start?
I appreciate any help.