Your car wont start but it makes a clicking sound?
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 time 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.
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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)
Answer . Do the lights and other accessories come on? Check the starter or the keyswitch if everything else is working.
It is one of several potential problems. If it's low battery voltage the battery is unable to maintain enough current to engage and operate the starter. If it's a loose or poor battery terminal connection the connection may be weak and not capable of carrying the current load of the starter motor. I…f it's a faulty starter it could be engaging but the electric motor part is not functioning. If the lights go completely off when you try to crank the engine, it's probably a bad connection. If the lights severely dim when you try to crank the engine it's probably a bad battery or alternator that is unable to keep the battery charged. A battery is only a storage device. It stores electrical energy that is created by the alternator. If the alternator has failed, the battery does not get charged and won't be able to start an engine. The battery can also just be old and unable to hold a charge. If the lights don't dim much when you try to start the engine it might be that the starter just isn't engaging. (MORE)
Answer . That sounds like your battery needs charging. My not have enough starting amps to fully start the car yet not completely dead. (Happened to me last night).. it also is happening to me right now a mechanic told me that the battery i bought did not have enough cold crank amps and didnt ha…ve enough power to fully start my car. i replaced everything i could before calling him and had to return a brand new starter, for it wasnt the problem. (MORE)
It could be battery connection, discharged or faulty battery, faulty alternator or regulator, faulty starter or a loose and corroded connection on the starter.
Your car wont start when turning the ignition you hear a clicking sound The radio and lights come on The starter and battery are about 2 months old what do you think?
Answer . Did you buy the battery from new or was it a spare? Clicking sound when trying to turn key in ignition is usually low battery. The radio and lights may still work for a few minutes if there is enough charge left but the engine wont turn over. Turn off all lights, alarm and radio - wait 20m…inutes and try to turn engine over. Or failing that do what I've said below: . Get someone to jump start your car with jumper leads. Once its running, drive your car around for half hour to one hour to re-charge battery. If fault isn't with battery then it could be alternator or spark plugs. Dodgy spark plugs can cause the car not to start. Answer . You probably have a loose connection or corrosion. Clean battery terminals and ends of wires. Answer . try the starter solenoid Answer . Make sure your battery posts are clean and the cable connectors are clean & tight. If this is not problem don't have another answer. ANSWER You might have to replace the ignition swith. (MORE)
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)
Answer . \nThen your battery is still not charged. The clicking sound is the solenoid that has a little gear on it that engages with the ring gear of the engine to spin it. There is a certain amount of voltage needed to push that solenoid into the ring gear and your battery isn't putting out eno…ugh. You'll need a jump to get started and then need to consider the battery. (MORE)
Answer . It could be hydraulic lifters that have collapsed overnight and need a little oil pressure to get them working properly again. If that's all it is, don't worry.
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)
Answer . check the fuses some cars have them under the hood as well as in the car Check ignition coil or coils Check to see if battery is grounded ok. Answer . Dead battery? Bad battery cable? Check and clean all battery cables.
battery or corroded connection on battery One click most likely is a bad starter motor or solenoid. Many clicks battery or connection problem.
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
with today cars there are several relays which are used to send electricity to certain parts of your electrical system, such as a fuel pump relay, or a starter relay. one thing i tell people to do is have some one try to start your car with the lights on if the lights go off while trying to start th…e battery is dead . if the lights stay lit with very little dimness then you have a starter problem. Could be loose or dirty battery terminals, bad cable, starter solenoid. load test battery just because it has 12 volts does not mean there is enough amps to turn over check corroded terminals especially side terminals pull them off and pull bolt out and check both sides for corrosion (MORE)
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.
you might have shorted out something-started, but the same thing happened to me, and it was the stupidest thing in the world and wouldn't hurt to check, do u have an alarm system? my car has a trip sensor so when the battery is changed or shorted to try to hotwire, alarm is automatically applied, an…d wont start with the alarm on The clicking sound is the starting relay and is typical of a battery with low voltage. You didn't state the reason the old battery was replaced. If it was because of age, the above alarm issue may be the cause. If the old battery was only a couple of years old and not holding a charge, there could be a slow drain from short. If it worked when first installed and within a few starts it is failing, then I would suspect something in the charging circuit. A good alternator will put out about 14 volts at the battery terminals with the engine running. (MORE)
What is wrong with a car if when you try to start the car if when you turn the key nothing happens it wont crank over no clicking sound you just hear a loud buzzing noise?
Answer . The loud buzzing noise you hear from under the hood when you turn the key to start the vehicle usually means the battery is too low to crank the engine or a loose cable. Some auto parts stores will test the battery free of charge.
What if your car wont start when turning the ignition you hear a clicking sound The radio and lights come on The starter and battery are about 4 years old?
Could be:. Seized engine. Weak battery. loose or corroded battery cables. Bad starter solenoid. Bad starter. Bad neutral or clutch safety switch
If a truck makes a clicking sound and won't start, the batterymaybe dead. The battery should be charged with jumper cables andanother vehicle.
Because you either have a dirty Battery cable or a lose battery cable connection or you may even have a battery that is nearly dead because of the other problems mentioned
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
Bad battery or bad battery connection. The click is the starter trying to engage, but lacking the power to turn the motor.
My 1998 Pontiac Sunfire makes a clicking sound when you try to start the car and we tried to charge the battery and still would not start?
Had the car been starting OK until this problem surfaced? If so, the starter is probably eliminated as a culprit. If the battery cable connections are loose and/or cruddy, either at the battery or at the other ends of those cables, (black goes to a ground, red goes to the starter) you will not …have a good current path to the starter. I'd check to make sure all those connections are clean and tight. If the battery charger didn't have a good connection to the battery, it probably would not have charged it. FriPilot (MORE)
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.
A number of things could be wrong in this instance. The battery could have just enough power to drive the solenoid responsible for engaging the starter, or (if the battery is known to be good) the starter itself could be going bad. The starter is nothing more than an extremely powerful electric moto…r designed to turn the crankshaft of the engine. Like all electric motors, it has coils of wires to generate an electromagnetic field. If one of these coils is bad, it will prevent the motor from generating a stable field, and prevent the starter from turning. That clicking sound is the voltage and current from the battery is being interrupted by a bad battery voltage or poor connections of the cables. Cables and connections are suspect number 1. Most problems are connections not tight. 2. Thousands buy new batteries unnecessarily because the dealer could have just tightened the connections. 3. The dealer did before his new battery went out of his store. (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)
Does the engine turn over and then make the clicking noise while trying to start, or does it not do anything but make the clicking noise when you turn the key.. If its not turning over at all then it might be a battery problem,. Try cleaning the battery terminals, and/or charge the battery,. Coul…d also be the starter solenoid, but start with the battery first. (MORE)
Tried to start 2001 Lincoln town car makes a fast clicking sound when i turn the key to the start position?
Check the battery connections. One or both could be corroded. If that's not it, check the battery. If it's not fully charged or if it's unable to TAKE a charge there may not be enough energy available in the battery to operate the starter. Remember that a battery is simply an electrical energy S…TORAGE device. It doesn't make electricity, that job is performed by the alternator... IF the alternator is functioning properly. (MORE)
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)
Dead battery, jammed starter rotor arm - it it's manual, put it in gear and then rock the car back and forth to un-stick the rotor arm. If it's the battery, main lights will be dim or not work.
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)
Sounds like you might have a bad starter solenoid. Test your battery terminals first to see if they are loose or corroded.
The clicking sound is probably your solenoid trying to work. Your battery has just enough electricity to make the solenoid operate but not enough electricity to make the starter work. You probably have an almost dead battery.
Check the leads to the starter and also if the battery has a full charge (should be around 12.4 volts). There may be a short in the wiring, fried starter solenoid or a wiring issue.
A car that makes a clicking noise when you are trying to startusually has a bad alternator. If the car clicks just one time whenyou try to start it, it could be the starter.
The starter is bad and the brushes need changed you can change them your self for dirt cheap or replace the whole starter for more money.
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
When you start your computer you hear a clicking you can hear a clicking sound and then it wont start up?
I actually had this problem with my first xbox. It turned out to be the hard drive.
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)
If it does it when you turn the key and the engine does not turn over, it is a weak battery or possibly a loose connection on the cables.
Check if your battery connections are tight and clean. Grasp them and try to twist, if you can they are not tight enough. -Get a meter, check battery voltage, it should be 11.8- -12,3 at rest. If it's below 11.8 that's your problem. Try charging it on low for 12 hours, It may come back to full power…. If not, you need a new one. (MORE)
All the answers are true. But if you still have problems, check that the connections are tight at the starter and starter solenoid or relay. if this still doesn't help , then you most likely need a new starter solenoid or new starter.
Check the battery cables. If there is no corrosion and you have good connections, then the starter solenoid/relay may be at fault.
it is most likely the starter, the starter will range from $100-200 at autozone, or oriely, i just replaced the starter in my 99 sunfire for the same reason.
Low voltage. Clicking is the starter solenoid. Low battery on the good car, bad cables or a bad connection. If they are all good, then the solenoid may be bad.
It can be a defective starter assembly that causes this problem. There \nare two parts to a starter assembly: the starter motor and the starter \nsolenoid. The offending culprit is usually the starter solenoid, and it \nshould be replaced.
Commonly, this is a sign of low electrical power going to the start system. Sometimes it may be a weak or discharged battery (did you leave the lights on? Is the alternator working properly?) It could be as simple as a bad connection at the battery terminal, or perhaps the cable connection to the st…art relay, or maybe the relay or the starter motor itself is defective. Try getting a jump from someone (follow the instructions in your cars' Owners manual): if it's a simple case of a discharged battery, that will get you going. (MORE)
Your battery could be discharged enough to not activate solenoid(clicking) If it's that dead, battery may be completely shot orproblem with connections. If those look ok, substitute a known goodbattery to see if will start. If/when does, see if charging -usevoltmeter at posts with car off and on-if …charging voltage will behigher when running. If charging-buy a battery. (MORE)
Get a jump start from somebody else, and then figure out what it was you left turned on or plugged in to drain your battery. If it happens again, replace the battery. By the way, this is why you should belong to AAA or another road-service club.