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it may be a neutral safety switch either mis-aligned or bad,among other things. try putting your vehicle on neutral and see if it cranks sometimes when you put the vehicle on park the shift "stick" line up correctly all the way. Other reasons may be a bad relay,a bad ground,bad battery conection,and or bad ignition switch,ect. Answer The neutral "lockout" switch could have failed, the starter may have a bad connection or have failed, there could be a security system that is not working properly.
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dead battery..not enough charge A loose connection can also cause the clicking, check the cables. If the battery is years or older, replace it. The alternater may not b…e charging the battery or there may be a parasitic draw draining the battery. Answer It could be anything electrical. Most likely, if the battery is charged, and the cables are tight, it could be the starter. More commonly the solenoid. Try tapping the solenoid with the car off, and try starting it. If after this, the car starts.. then you need to check into replacing the solenoid, or the entire starter motor, if the solenoid is connected to the starter.
Answer Hello I am having same problem on my daughters car, I am not much of a mechanic. May I ask did you ever find solution
Answer clicking car It's one of two things. Need a naw starter, or dead battery.
one reason is that your batterie is deader than a door nail. or you cable connections are loose. if your batterie is dead. something on the car is staying on while the key is …on the off position. or if you live in cold weather and the wind is blowing, facing the front of the car twoards the wind can make the temperature outside the car drop and cold, cold weather can drian a batterie.
Dead battery? Loose or corroded battery cable?
Lexus ES 300 you can't start car Battery looks good is there any starter problem it doesn't even make a klick noise when you trying to start with key?
Check for a loose or corroded battery cable Engine seized? Bad starter? Bad starter solenoid? Bad neutral safety switch?
1996 Yamaha virago 535 I have a fresh battery but it won't start The lights work and the relay assembly makes a clicking noise but there is no smell of gasoline when I try to start it whats wrong?
There is a fule shutoff valve located by the back wheel. You have to look down in the wheelwell just underneath the shaft drive. Make sure this valve is not turned off and try… it again. Good luck
the most common cause is the battery is not sufficiently charged (has been drained by something that stayed on in the vehicle or the car has just sat for too long). Jumper cab…les or a jumper box usually helps this, if the battery hasnt gone bad. another culprit is dirty or corroded connections between the battery and starter. and it can also be the starter itself has went bad if there is 12-14 volts from the battery and good conductivity all the way to the starter. and the least common (and most expensive): the engine could be locked up. this is fairly easy to check for though as most engines can be turned either by hand or a socket on the pulley at the bottom of the serpentine or v-belts to see if it is seized up. But i would start with the aforementioned electrical things as those are alot more common
My 1988 BMW 735i won't start it doesn't make any noise but all the lights work and the radio and horn works but its not turning over can you help me?
i assume there is no clicking sound??? possible causes could be a faulty igntion switch, try hitting under the steering column where your ignition key goes in, give… it some real good hard hits, and try, if it cranks/starts, you have a faulty ignition switch, if not, you may have a blown fuse, a bad battery, or a bad starter, generally speaking, alot of clicking, means a faulty battery, one click, or few clicks means faulty starter,
Your 1988 BMW 735i won't start it doesn't make any noise but all the lights work and the radio and horn works but its not turning over?
First, make sure there's fuel in the tank! engine needs 3 things. air, fuel, spark. you can check the fuel and spark. check the spark. you can pull one of the plugs and crank …it as you ground the plug to a metal part of the engine (ground the threaded part). if you have spark the problem will be with the fuel delivery. see if you have fuel pressure. listen for the fuel pump. squeeze the incoming fuel line from the tank. it should be hard. if it is then take a look at the injectors. otherwise look at the wiring for the engine. Hopefully someone hasn't buggered it. an engine also needs good compression to fire. you can hook up a compression tester to the cylinders to see the psi output. unplug all the spark plugs. hook up the tester to one of the spark plug holes. crank the engine 4-5 times. the pressure should raise up maybe up to ~150 psi. depends on compression ratio. you can pick up a book for your car at http://www.germanautoparts.com/Books/BMW/7-Series and if that still does not work, check your starter, it might not be working. That happened to me.
If it's a Renault they're prone to bad earths. I've just had the same problem, trying to start my kangoo 1.5 dci and just hearing a clicking sound. I ran another earth cable f…rom the existing one bolted to the wing near the battery terminals to the gearbox bell housing. And hey presto she's never started better!! I must add I fitted another starter motor first, but obviously that never solved it. That's 4 hours of my life I aint getting back!
Make sure it is in park. Clutch pushed in. Dead battery.
Why does car make hissing noise when trying to start. does not start and RPM's dont move and have full battery whats wrong?
The noise is difficult to diagnose over a forum, but if the battery is charged correctly, and is hissing as you put it, the starter motor may not be working correctly, get a s…econd opinion from a garage
Well to start off there is many things this could be. Some of the most common ones are actually pretty simple to fix. The first thing i would try is taking off your battery …cables and refitting them on. Sometimes corrosion, a bad cable, or a broken adjuster cause it to not have a good connection. The Second thing i would try is charging the battery. Most modern cars have a safety built in that when the car gets to a certain Voltage/Amperage, they make it click to let you know that it needs charged. The third thing i would try, if all that fails, is tapping your starter solenoid with a hammer. the gears inside the solenoid usually tear down after a few years of starting and get stuck. If you don't know anything about cars this could be kind of hard to do. ts usually right on the front of the engine block next to your transmission cooler, that's attached to your radiator. You should see a big cylinder with a little cylinder attached to it. The little cylinder is your solenoid. Good Luck
If the engine does not even crank, it is battery or starter related. Check all connections and the charge of the battery itself. If it does crank, it can be 25 additio…nal reasons why engine does not start.
My 1998 Pontiac Firebird started great last night this afternoon it won't start doesn't even make a clicking noise what is wrong?
I AM NO MECHANIC***, but I am the owner of a 1998 Pontiac Firebird myself, and this is what I might speculate: It sounds like a possible dead battery which- if not caught/dete…rmined quickly enough -may have inadvertently killed the alternator. That or the third possibility is a dead starter motor (about $400 shop repair). WHAT I MIGHT SUGGEST/THE CHEAPEST THING TO TRY: Cleaning off the battery terminals with a brush. Disconnect the negative & positive cables, looking for white powdery corrosion. Sometimes corrosion will keep the battery from kick starting the engine.
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I'd say what you've got is cats in the radiator. Hopefully it is just a loose belt. May be a bearing going out in something, AC, alternator.