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Answer The "clicking" is probably your solenoid trying to engage the starter. The problem is most likely a low battery which is strong enough to power the solen…oid (hence the clicking), but not strong enough to turn the engine over. Your battery may have been run down (by leaving your lights on, for example), or it may simply be old and need replacing. Answer Usually it's low battery charge or corroded battery terminals. I can also be starter and a number of other problems, but start with the usual suspects. If you can start it with a battery boost/booster cables from another vehicle, start it long enough to take it to an auto parts retailer. They are usually willing to test batteries and charging systems. Find out if it's the battery or if the charging system is not keeping the battery charged. Your battery only STORES electrical energy, and if the alternator can't keep the battery charged there won't be enough energy in the battery when you try to start it, and the starter will just click. On the other hand, sometimes a battery gets old and tired and it won't hold a charge any more... the results are the same, so you have to have the battery tested. UNFORTUNATELY, when an older battery goes completely dead it will often just give up and you could have both alternator AND battery problems. Anyway... have it all tested and you'll know where you are.
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 clut…ch switch Rap starter with a hammer to see if brushes are not making contact
It means your battery is almost completely dead and there isn't enough juice in it to ingage the solinoids bendix gear (in the starter)into the flywheel and turn the engine ov…er. The clicking is the sound of the gear trying to move into the flywheel and running out of power to continue so it starts over and tries to ingage the gear again over and over that is the clicking. Jump start the vehicle and let the battery charge before turning it off. If its not charging while runnin check connections to the battery terminals,the battery itself could be bad or the alternator(just about any auto parts store can check these things right in their parking lot). If you are driving a BMW, especially if it's an older one, check your engine to chasis grounds. This is a common problem with these cars.
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 thin…g 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 the 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
What is wrong when a relay is clicking on a 1999 Camry and the car wont make a sound when you try to start it?
Possible battery, starter or connection problem.
Its the starter or celenoid
Most likely you have a bad alternator or a dead battery. its your starter, i can almost gurantee that the starter went to ...if its not that itd be the altern…ator, go get both checked i guess..hope this helps
This indicates that your battery is very low or dead. Clean your battery terminals and try again...if it is the same, you need a jump or replace your battery.
Car wont start however your lights come and the on automatic locks click when you try to lock or unlock and radio does not go on?
IGNITION SWITCH, UR RADIO'S SECONDARY POWER COMES FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH SO WHEN U TURN YOUR CAR OFF THE RADIO AND OTHER ACCESSORIES TURN OFF AS WELL.
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. :) .
That could be the alternator or the battery. Try jump starting your car with another car's battery. If it still does not start, it is probably the alternator. If i…t starts, your battery is dead.
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. Locat…e the starter and, depending on access, TAP on the main starter body with a hammer, pipe, long 3/8" extension, broom stick, etc. While 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.
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 min…utes 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.
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 usually 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.
Your battery might be dead. Or you may have a faulty starter relay switch
low voltage,bad battery or alternator