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Hi everyone.

I have an 2007 Rubicon. Out of the blue the other day it would not start, it would just make a click noise.
First thought the battery was dead, so I charged it.
Same thing, click noise. The noise comes from the battery area and not from the engine area.
All the head lights, and dash lights come on so I don't think it is a power issue, but I could be wrong.

Any ideas??

Thank you very much in advance for your help.
 

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check all the connections at the battery and selonoid
does it start with the pullstart
also check all the fusses with a test light
 

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sounds like starter brushes to me
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
The fuses are all good.
All the connections are tight.
I think it is the solenoid itself that is clicking?

Would that mean its gone?
 

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Like rich said... does it start with pull starter?
 

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take a screw driver and cross the neg and pos connections of the solenoid. It should crank your bike right up.
 

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with the key on ....take a screwdriver and touch both big ends (where the 2 big cable ends attatch )
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
I did a couple search's and it I give the pull cord a little pull it will free up the stater and it will start with the button.
Does this mean the starter it's self is screwed?

Are they expensive?
 

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Wont start makes clicking noise

Hello , New to the forum, Just a quick reply to the question, my 02 did the same thing, so when in doubt use a hammer. Crud may build up inside your starter, so gently tap the starter with the hammer and see if that takes care of the problem, it did for me.
 

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Brushes are bad!!!!!! Just replaced one on an 07 foreman es. $21.00 and about 20 min.
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Thanks 350x-man, gave the starter a light tap with a hammer and it seemed to free it up. Works great ever since.
Thanks for Everyones input.
 

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Right on...gotta love the cheap fixes eh...lol
 

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All tapping with a hammer does is vibrate the dust out of the way. your brushes are getting worn, do yourself a favor and replace the brushes. it may work now but eventually it will stop working again, and if you keep putting it off a $20 fix will turn into $200 fix JMO
 
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