2000 nissan altima battery cable end broke off and I replaced it now the car will not start any suggestions?

the cable end arched and blew 3 pieces i replaced and now the car will not start has power but make a kinking noise and will not even try to turn over

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    sounds like the starter relay has failed or is damaged failure of the contact circuit.

    The usual reason for this failure is a burned-out contact caused by the high current carried through the unit over time.

    The energizing circuit may still function.

    A "clicking" sound is the indication of this failure, caused by the contacts attempting to close.

    Replacement of a starter relay is not a difficult task for someone with basic mechanical skills.

    Safety first: always disconnect the battery cable before touching the relay. .

    Source(s): extracted from Ehow answers at http://www.ehow.com/about_5431512_bad-starter-rela...
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