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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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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 starter
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
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
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.
If a truck makes a clicking sound and won't start, the battery maybe dead. The battery should be charged with jumper cables and another 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
battery is low. get a boost or charge the battery.
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
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.
sounds like a flat battery get a battery charger or jumpstart it with jump leads
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.
if clicking during starting, solenoid, but car should not start with a bad solenoid.
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.