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Attempting to prime my new engine that I just installed, and it won't crank over. Figured it was the battery at first so I charged it for an hour or so, went to crank it and the starter just "clicked". Only once, not repetitively. So then I turned the motor over by hand, turned easily, no hesitations. Swap out a battery from my dad's 98 GT which is new, and now it doesn't even make the click noise. I'll check my connections tomorrow and see. Clean em up a bit. Note: the starter has been sitting in my house for ~8 months and there are Longtubes on it now so maybe it's arching out to the header..
 

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yup, check, the grounds and double check the connections on the starter
 

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I have heard of starters and alternators going bad after a few months of rest. Have a meter/tester? Test the voltage at the starter connectors when cranking and when just sitting.
 

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Anyone know where the possible grounds are to check? I think I have a meter around here somewhere to check the connections. Gonna clean up the connectors on the starter first tomorrow and bolt back on and see how that goes.
 

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ground at the engine mount, driver head light area, block near the oil filter
 

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Wouldnt the crank positioning sensor cause that? Something else to look at, but if not definatley sounds like a connection issue.
 

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ground at the engine mount, driver head light area, block near the oil filter
Dahh, I knew that motor mount ones would be them. Thing is a PITA to get to. But I made sure it was tight when I connected it. I'll have to check it out if I can. I'll start easy first with the connections at the starter lol
 

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mine did the same thing when i had a loose connection (one of the positive cables that clamps into the battery end)
 

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Wouldnt the crank positioning sensor cause that? Something else to look at, but if not definatley sounds like a connection issue.
Nope. Even if the CPS was unplugged, the starter would crank the engine. The engine just wouldn't start.

I agree that it sounds like a ground/connection issue.
 

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Turned out to be the ground wire ON the starter...never knew I loosened it LOL
 
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