Truck not starting just making clicking sounds. the starter has been changed but it still wont start what could the problem be?
Dead or weak battery?
Loose or corroded battery cables?
Defective starter solenoid?
Loose or corroded battery cables?
Defective starter solenoid?
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Why wont your car start- Starter is less that a year old but it makes a whirring grinding noise not just a click but wont spin the engine?
From most to least likely: 1. Starter solenoid is not getting power 2. Starter solenoid is bad 3. Starter gear is stripped 4. Flywheel ring gear is stripped Age of starter is not really relevant. It is possible to get a defective one. Check electrical connections. Some cars have a sep…arate wire to the solenoid. Remove starter, look for obvious damage to gears. If you don't see anything really glaring, like a chunk of flywheel missing, take the starter to any auto parts chain store. Most of them have a testing setup and do the testing for free. (MORE)
Whats wrong with an 88 ford aerostar when you replace the starter battery alternator and starter solenoid and it still wont start just clicks?
Whenever a starter motor in any vehicle clicks it is telling you that it is not getting enough current.At this point I would probably replace the cables and make sure that the ground cable is attached to clean metal and grounded to the engine and a secondary cable is grounded from engine to the fram…e. Over time these connections corrode ,sometimes from the inside out. A starter motor generates around 20hp so they require a lot of current and will refuse to start when cables are not up to the job. (MORE)
1997 Sautrn SL won't start even after changing the starter still making the loud clicking sound what else could it be?
Answer . \nLOW VOLTAGE, BAD BATTERY, OR BATTERY CABLE BAD OR LOOSE / DIRTY CABLE CONNECTION, CLEAN ALL EVEN THE GROUND TO MOTOR CONNECTION, MOTOR NOT LOCKED UP RIGHT? YOU DID CHANGE SOLNOID WHEN YOU CHANGED THE STARTER...? LAST NEW STARTER IS BAD..
We changed the starter battery alt voltage regulator and starter relay the car is a 1984 mercury cougar and it will run for a day and then wont start and all you get is a clicking sound?
Answer . \ni would suggest checking the starter to see if the teeth are spinnig properly even though you replace sometimes the starter parts are faulty to check use a charge pack positive on and neg on neg the if that works you could always do what i had to just to get home is take a wrench and …just pap the to termanals together with your key on the on position it should start good luck (MORE)
What could be the problem with a 1999 Plymouth Breeze if when turn the key the engine doesn't start it just makes a clicking sound like the sound a gas grill makes when trying to light?
sounds very much like a dead/weak battery, if the dash lights/dome light/radio/etc dim out when you try the key that's likely it. My lights turn on fine, put in a good battery and still have the same problem, any idea what the problem could be? Answer Starter (solenoid) You should check your batte…ry connections. Make sure there tight (MORE)
If the car does not start and the lights and horn works and there is no clicking sound when you turn the key could there be a problem with the starter?
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nTry removeing the battery connections, and cleaning them. Often, the symptoms you describe occur when the battery connections have corroded.\n. \nuse jumper cables and another vechile jumping to your battery, if it starts, then it is battery related
What is the problem with a 1995 Dodge Neon when it doesn't start and it is not the starter or battery it just makes a click noise?
\n. \n Answer \n. \nhave you checked the cables to see if they are corroided, loose, or broken\n. \n. \nIf your battery is good then it is your starter you will need to replace it.
Bad connection . Bad battery or corroded terminal connections. clean the battery terminals and cable connectors inside and out till you can see new metal, inspect the wires for green or white corrosion if you cannot remove it replace them. And lastly clean and tighten the connection at the starte…r (MORE)
My 94 Chevrolet S10 will not start it makes a clicking sound when the key is turned from inside the cockpit. Is there a relay or fuse that could be the problem and not the starter or solenoid?
Bad connections . If the starter is clicking when you turn the key then the relay is not the problem, more likely is the battery and starter wire connections. Take them off and clean them before putting them back on ( have the battery checked ) corrosion will cause the symptom you described, howe…ver there should be a starter relay in the engine compartment fuse panel.. ANSWER: . If the truck is a standard transmission, it could be the Neutral safety switch, which is located under the clutch pedal. However, most likely it is the solenoid on the starter, I just had the same problem, time for a new starter. (MORE)
I have a 1992 Chevy S10 truck and i just replaced the starter and it still wont start lights get dim and will not turn over to start?
Answer . Probably the battery or alternator. It could also be the starter malfunctioning but it is easier to check the cheapest and most accessible components first. Bring your battery to an NAPA Autoparts or similar and they will check it for free or even charge it up again. If it keep dying… on you, then you have a problem with the electrical system. Next up on the list is the alternator. Take off the belt, unbolt the alternator and bring it to NAPA or similar again and they will test if it is broken or not. You can change it right there and bolt on the new one. Worst case your electrical system is shot and there is a fault somewhere in the system. Takes some time to find out the gremlin in the system, if you have the patience and the tools (electrical tester, light, etc...) then you might want to do it yourself. Otherwise, if you have exhausted all the options above, your only two choices are replace the wiring harness, (about 70-200 usd depending on car and maker) or bring it to a shop and ask them to figure it out, but make sure you tell them what you did and checked for so that they wont check over what you already replaced/fixed and waste time and money. Good luck. (MORE)
If it doesn't turn over: Might be: weak or dead battery Loose or corroded batery cables Starter solenoid Neutral switch but they have a fuel pump resistor in front the radiatior, if its bad the car will crank but the pump will not supply fuel
When I try to start car it wont start electrical items work but no clicking sound It is just makes no sound why does this happen?
Answer . Make sure battery cables are tight and clean Check wiring at starter motor Check wiring at starter solenoid Check neutral safety or clutch switch Rap starter with a hammer to see if brushes are not making contact
1972 Mustang won't start after the starter solenoid has been changed it doesn't click when the ignition is turned what could be wrong with it?
Answer . Solenoid could be installed incorrectly. Could be electrical connection on the solenoid. Did you re-connect the battery? Could be a bad starter motor...or a stuck starter motor. Sometimes a light tap or two on the starter motor (not the solenoid) with a hammer will free it up.
If it starts with jumper cables you still have a battery problem. The battery is too small, is not charged, or you have a bad cable or connection.
Your cavalier wouldn't start It was the starter It has a new starter and battery The alternator is fine yet it still wont start what could be the problem?
I had a z24 2.8 the same thing found out it was the timing gear snapped or the coil's should be 3 of them . just one bad one will do it.
Your 2002 jeep gc will not start it makes a click sound when key is turned but no crank the battery is good and the car has been running great to this point could it be the map sensor or the starter?
Answer . It can be a bad starter, but it can be a corroded battery cable. If you know the battery and cables are good, remove the starter and have it tested at most auto parts stores. . Answer . It can be a bad starter, but it can be a corroded battery cable. If you know the battery and cabl…es are good, remove the starter and have it tested at most auto parts stores. (MORE)
If a truck makes a clicking sound and won't start, the batterymaybe dead. The battery should be charged with jumper cables andanother vehicle.
I have an 86 Toyota pickup It will not start It just goes click click click Changed the battery Still the same thing I changed the starter Still the same Can anyone help?
Check your alternator and your connections form the battery to the Starter. You may just have a bad connection If that does not work, your solenoid on your starter has gone bad, a new solenoid or starter may be needed. Check the start switch on the clutch pedal if so equiped.
I have been having the same problem and the first time I also replaced the starter (battery was already OK). Seemed fine for a while then it happened again. And by the way, when I first replaced the starter, the old one checked out fine but since I had the car all torn apart, I replaced the old star…ter anyway. Happened again, and took the starter out and it checked out fine. Reinstalled, started 2 times right away. Then later, wouldn't start but just did the one click thing like you've described. Several hours later, started right up and has continued to start right up even though I am not driving the car because now I don't trust it. But I am now in pursuit of the neutral/safety switch which I have come to find out causes the same exact symptom as a bad starter. Haven't gotten it out yet but I understand its position is ADJUSTABLE and I think that's where the problem. I have gotten the first bolt out for the switch and I noticed it wasn't TIGHT. That slight shifting from the action of the shift cable is probably the culprit. (MORE)
The starter or battery could be weak. The weakness will cause thestarter to turn too slowly to start the truck.
factory security system. bad key, bad ign lock cylinder, switch etc. Get a test light, and check if you have voltage to the starter in the "start position". . the runner is bad
My 92 corsica wont start it died at a stop sign and now it will just click. i changed to a new battery and it still just clicks. what can i do to it to fix the problem?
Most commonly, when you get a single click when attempting to start the engine, the starter solenoid or relay is faulty.
Check the 97 Eclipse starter solenoid. Also check the wiring forany loose connections. Since the battery and starter are goor,these are the two most likely problem spots.
change the battery every time I've had that it's been the battery the likely problem is not the battery but the solenoid that is attached to the starter motor
Your battery sounds like it is dead. Get it charged or replace it with a new one. Then try to find what drained it so this will not repeat.
it could be the starter or it could just be a bad battery, try to jump start the vehicle with another vehicle with jumper cables or a jumpbox, if the vehicle starts, most likely it is the battery. It is still a good idea to get the starter checked out.
84 rx7 runs but will not crank Just replaced started and starter is clicking but nothing is turning over What could be the problem?
Positive cable from battery to starter is bad . Starter motor solonoid may either. . 1) need to be gently tapped with a hammer . 2) need plates 'un stuck' . find your solonoid at the back of your engine and tap it, should loosen the pin and provide a jolt of electricity through the relay and int…o the starter motor. (MORE)
What if you changed the starter but you are still getting a clicking sound when you try to start your 1997 neonit has a remote starter system could that be it?
Check the battery, battery cables, keyswitch, neutral lockout switch... your old starter may be just fine (sorry to say) or the new starter may have a problem. There are too many unknowns to be able to tell you anything definitive.
If I Changed fuel pump and now the relay is making clicking sound and wont start on 1990 cougar what is wrong?
Depends on what else is going on. Check the basics.... Fuel, Air, Spark. There is probably about 30 or so things that could be wrong. More info, then maybe we can help better.
2000 neon wont start doesnt sound like its turning over makes a clicking noise once sounds like the noise is coming from the fuse box under the hoodwhat could be the problem?
Possibilities include but are not limited to: . low battery(possibly caused by a faulty battery, alternator problems or "something" that's draining the battery) . faulty starter . misaligned or faulty neutral safety switch . faulty keyswitch . poor electrical connection
Did just replaced the starter in your 1988 Jeep Cherokee but it still wont start just makes faint clicking sound Please help thanks?
if this is a differant problem than why you changed the starter in the first place then recheck to make sure all wires are connected. if symptoms are the same then:-. if the starter is OK (dont assume because its new) and the battery is OK (should read about 12.6 volts)then you must assume that yo…u are suffering from a loss of power down the starter cable or the earth return system.. if you know how, then check voltage drop on this cables whilst cranking. if not then check all connections to terminal including all the earth conections, do not forget the one from the engine to the chassis.. under normal power uses they probably would not cause a problem but because the starter draws alot of current a 0.2 voltage drop across any cable or connection will cause the starter to click (has enough power to throw the pinion in (click) but not enough power to turn the engine.. if the battery is reading 12 volts then it is low on charge and will cause similar fault, it should read 12.6volts. hope this helps. robb (MORE)
My 1999 Subaru Legacy wont start thought the battery was shot so i relplaced it but it still just makes a click sound when i turn the key the radio still works but car wont start can you help?
The biggest nistake a would-be mechanic can do is to start buying and replacing parts hoping to eventually solve whatever is wrong with the vehicle. It is much wiser to invest $11-$14 on a repair manual (Chilton or Haynes) for your vehicle and use the trouble-shooting guides to help find the cause(s…) of the problem. If you can't afford to buy a manual, they are availble for checkout at most public libraries.. At any rate, the click you describe more than likely indicates a bad starter solenoid/relay. But don't just run out and buy one - you can check it out using the manual as a guide. If nothing else, whichever component (battery, starter, etc,( you think may be at fault can be checked at your auto parts store (usually at no charge( before you invest in a replacement. (MORE)
Solenoid or battery *Check the alternator as well. When my Camry did that, the battery and alternator both needed replacement. -andey78
Your silverado wont start it just clicks and the lights flicker the starter dose not engage or click it is as if there is no power even getting to it?
Look for a loose or corroded battery cable. The problem may also be a faulty starter solenoid/relay switch - you might want to have it checked out.
1996 Toyota 4Runner that wont start recently changed battery and starter and it still wont start There are lights and everything it just won't turn over?
If we assume that something was wrong prior to you having to change both of those then I would guess the relay is bad. Up until 95 the relay was in the right side of the dash behind the glove box. Sit in the car when its quiet and try to switch it into start several times. You should be able to hear… the relay clicking. Also pull the starter wire off and check to see if its getting power to the starter. The smaller one. If it is then the relays are all good. If not then the key switch could be bad. The starter fuse could be bad or the relay is bad. . Check out some of my submissions for more info. (MORE)
Look for a loose or corroded battery cable connection or a faulty starter solenoid/relay switch.
To that other answer; It's not always the Battery. It could be the Starter. or the Solenoid or even the Alternator. Trying jumping starting it ; If that fails to work, disconnect the battery cables and clean them off, as corrosion can make it difficult; then connect them again. … If that doesn't work, Tap the starter , with a hammer, as the gears inside can wear down and get stuck inside. (Sometimes, a softer, flat hammer side works wonders, as opposed to a regular, nail-hitting hammer.) If you don't know where the starter is; It's usually on the front of the engine block next to the transmission cooler, It'll be a big cylinder, with a little one attached. Should all those options above not work; Trying charging the battery , perhaps it just needs a little boost. OR simply take it to a mechanic and have them fix it. :) . (MORE)
When trying to start 1999 Chrysler Concorde it will not turn over it only has a clicking sound lights and radio still work what could the problem be?
There are many possible causes. With my sons LXi this problem seems to have been related to the factory security system and a faulty tamper detection switch at the trunk key-lock. Another symptom is the alarm (horn and lights) would sound off on its own randomly. You can tell if you have this pro…blem by locking the car with the key or fob and watching the red light in the center of the dashboard under the rear view mirror up near the windshield. If the light comes on solid for a few seconds before it begins flashing, then your trunk switch has a fault. After the alarm sounds, it prevents the car from being started and leads to all sorts of autoshutdown (ASD) issues where the relays under the hood keep clicking until the fuses are pulled to reset the ASD and PCM circuits. Sometimes the engine may start, run for a few seconds and die. Locking and unlocking the car and trunk until the normal security light sequence (16 seconds of fast flash, then slow flashes) seems to put everything back in order. Or your battery could just be be extremely low. it takes much more energy from the battery to start a vehicle than it does to power the radio or interior lights. the clicking sound comes from the starter relay trying and failing to engage the starter and turn the engine over. (MORE)
Most likely your starter has failed. Old school test: Make sure your battery is good and fully charged. Make sure cable connections to battery are clean and tight. Locate the starter and, depending on access, TAP on the main starter body with a hammer, pipe, long 3/8" extension, broom stick, etc. Wh…ile someone turns the ignition to the start position. If starter engages and cranks the engine or produces grinding noise and will only barely turn over, the starter is bad. There are other possilble causes, but you gotta start somewhere. (MORE)
1991 Chevy pickup wont start when engine is warm has new starter Rocking the truck pushing it or hitting the starter with a hammer will sometimes make it click or just waiting will help?
you have an oil leak which is leaking down into your starter causing it to not operate. fix your oil leak clean out the oil from the starter, put the starter back on and everything will be everything
Some cars have a separate starter solenoid. If this is the case, I am willing to bet that is the issue. If not, check the wires. You have a bad connection or a fried wire.
Why wont my 2002 grand am start Starters just makes a funny noise already replaced starter still does the same thing zweeeee sound?
since you have replaced the starter, the mostlikely cause is the flywheel. there are probably a few teeth missing on it. Try turning the engine manually a little and then start the engine. if it starts this is probably the case. if not the fly wheel may still be damaged.
You should check the battery if it is good. Try checking to see if the power is getting to the starter when you push the button if not it might be a falty relay .If power is getting to the starter (12 volt . If less check power going into your relay ) starter may need to be replaced or repared.
1999 Dodge Neon and it won't start just clicks when you turn the key already replaced the starter what do you think could be the problem?
If you have already replaced the battery, then you have a few other things to look at. . It could be the starter itself . it could be the starter solenoid which might be integrated with the starter or mounted somewhere in the engine compartment. You can find it by tracing the thick positive wire (…red - about the size of a finger) to where it goes. If it goes directly to the starter then the solenoid is integrated and more difficult to test . It could be the positive wire itself and is not making a good connection to the battery or starter/starter solenoid . It could also be the ground wire (Black - about the size of a finger). If this wire is not making a good connection from the battery to the engine block, it will keep the starter from working I would start with the wires, making sure you have a good connection and then work your way to the starter. The clicking is usually a result of the starter not getting enough current to crank the engine. (MORE)
sounds like a flat battery get a battery charger or jumpstart it with jump leads
The battery could be (almost) dead, or a battery cable could be lose. I would start by verying these. Also could be: Seized engine Bad starter Bad starter solenoid
In my experience if the car will not start and it is a rapid clicking sound when turning the ignition it indicates a dead battery. You'll need to get a jump and wait a few minutes before trying to turn the car on again. If the battery is really dead it will take up to 10 minutes to recharge. Each ti…me you try to turn the car on while it is being recharged it will lose the charge it has obtained and you will have to start over in time for recharging it. If you think your battery should not be dead when it is, you may want to get your alternator checked by taking it into any auto parts store as this will drain your battery prematurely. (MORE)
First check both connections at the battery and if connections are good then it would be a faulty starter solenoid. ANS 2 - If it clicks that's usually a sign the solenoid IS working , but voltage is not getting to the starter. This can be a loose or oily connection at the starter, a worn or …ineffective Bendix spring, or a burnt out starter. Even a starter not making good ground to the engine block can cause this symptom. (MORE)
Check and see if any lights have been left on. If they have then you ran down the battery! You know it is the battery. Has the alternator light been on? If so, you should have taken it in before this! Usually it is the battery. That is the first thing to check. If you have jumper cables, it is u…sually easy to get a jump and see if you can get the car started that way. If you can, then, if you did not leave your lights on, you want to go and get the problem fixed. The next thing that it might be is the starter relay. I can manually trip a starter relay but you can't. If you can not get it started with jumper cables, you need to call someone to fix it for you. Sometimes it is a module. Sometimes I can replace a part in 2 minutes it would take you all day to find. (MORE)
the battery is dead. charge it. if the battery won't charge buy a new one.