First off, I have a 1987 Chevy G-Van
My story: (I'll try and keep it short)
'The Van' was stolen over christmas
merry xmas to me...anyways, they busted the plastic housing around the steering column and just used a pair of pliers or somthin to pull back the 'lever' that initiates the ignition. When it was recovered the battery was dead, seems as if they had left the ignition in the 'on' position and thats what drained the battery.
So I charged the battery for a few hours and tried to ghetto start the thing the same way 'they' did and it just clicked. I then tried to jump it and it still clicks. The headlights are bright and all the buzzers and lights in the dash are working when the ignition is turned on but then when i try to actually start it the damn thing just clicks. (did I mention it clicks…haha)
What could be the problem? the only things i could think of were: 1. The battery is just shot 2. The solenoid is burnt out (but i wouldn't think it would still click if that was the case) 3. or the starter has gone bad (i didn't have ANY problems with the starter before it was stolen)
If any one could give me any suggestions it would be much appreciated