MK2 3.8 ignition problem

When I press the start button or new solenoid button, as I thought the solenoid was at fault, I hear 2 rapid loud clicking sounds from the engine compartment that resembles a circuit breaker clicking off. Then it takes some time before I can turn the key to engage the electrical system.

Any ideas?

Battery connections
Try those first…Good luck

Yes sounds like a flat battery !

I replaced the negative battery cable and BINGO. Thanks so much for your guidance. I suspect the negative cable I replaced was original to the car.


Resistance plays a BIG role
Enjoy the ride!
My friend

May be worth checking Engine earth to , down by the gearbox too body, :thinking:

I’m sure I’ve heared someone named Borg calling “resistance if futile”