Answer First, be absolutely certain that the battery is ok. Try a jump-start using some good cables and someone else's vehicle battery with a good charge. If the starter still won't engage and you're hearing the clicking of the starter solenoid then just about the only thing left is the starter. If you haven't replaced a starter before, either have someone do it for you or get a friend to help who has a little experience. It isn't a difficult process but there are a few steps that demand experience.
Be sure that both ends of both battery cables are clean and tight.
clicking noise when trying to sart engine usually indicates a flat battery.if the battery is not the problem ,the starter motor needs repair.
check if your battery is low than usual ..might be alternator problem
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, Could also be the starter solenoid, but start with the battery first.
If you are talking about a car engine and battery then it is not the battery that is clicking. It is in all probability the solenoid.
The Battery is shot and you need to replace it.
The clicking can signify a weak or dead battery. Make sure the battery is fully charged to start the engine.
Battery, starter, starter relay solonoid, or a charging problem i.e. alternator or voltage regulator causing battery to discharge. Or bad battery cable connection or dirty or loose battery cable connections can cause this problem. Need to investigate & narrow it down.
AnswerIs the clicking sound from the engine? Try to check the oil.If this is happening when you try to start the car, it is most likely a weak battery or a bad starter. Oil would not have anything to do with this problem
A clicking noise in the engine of a 91 Ranger could indicate a problem with the valves. A valve lifter in the engine may be worn or stuck.
Weak battery? Loose or corroded battery cables? Starter solenoid?
I means you have a battery problem or a starter problem or dirty/loose battery cable connections. If the battery is operating the starter and the starter is turning the engine over but the engine won't start and run, you may have a spark problem or a fuel problem.
have you replaced the battery? It sounds like an electrical problem. The battery needs load tested... which can be done for free at autozone, advance auto parts, etc. Also check the starter soleonoid... should be located either on passenger side of engine compartment or on the firewall somewhere... simple/cheap fix if that's the problem
could be bad cells in the battery, but my bmw ended up having a seized motor, starter was engaging and clicking because it couldnt turn the engine. try putting a socket on the engine crank pulley to see if engine will rotate
The engine is clicking with all of the interior lights on? Dead battery... and for future reference... if there is no clicking= really dead battery and it might not recharge. In that case check the alternator, if the alternator is still good, just buy a new battery. If the battery continues to fail to recharge get a new alternator.
A clicking sound, when trying to start the engine, indicates a dead battery or poor (dirty) battery or starter relay connections.The clicking sound is the starter relay(soleniod) not getting enough power to hold it's contact points together.
there is a clicking noise when I start engine starts no problem just curious of the clicking noist
"Clicking" or "Chattering" Sound When Attempting to Crank EngineA clicking or chattering sound when the key is turned to the start position indicates low battery voltage, OR that that inadequate voltage/current is getting from the battery to the starter motor. If the battery voltage is 11 volts, or greater, then the next most common cause for clicking is a loose or corroded connection anywhere between the battery and/or including the starter itself. Corrosion can occur on the contact surfaces inside of a connection, and be invisible without disconnecting the connector(s) to observe and remove it. These two are the most common causes.However, clicking/chattering could also indicate:A defective battery,Failed or low output alternator or generator,Worn out starter solenoid,Defective starter.There are probably other causes that I've overlooked at the moment. Without doing a "hands on troubleshooting" of your vehicle's starting electrical system, no one here can specifically identify the precise cause.You need to first fully charge the battery and try again. If that solves the problem, then you need to determine why the battery voltage was too low.If charging the battery does not solve the clicking problem, then the problem will be in other areas of the starting electrical system.
Probably a dead battery but you may wish to check your battery terminals for corrosion.
starter is full of water
Your battery is being drained by a short to ground ,SOMEWHERE. Easiest way to find this out for sure , without a test meter, is to disconnect the Positive battery terminal when you shut down engine. Then see if it starts the next day.
Clicking means metal on metal and no oil in between. Check your oil, oil and filter changed? Don't drive it if it gets worse - there is a glog somewhere - or it is too late already.
Then 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 enough. You'll need a jump to get started and then need to consider the battery.
The check engine light goes on because there is a problem with the engine control system. Until the problem is fixed it will continue to come back on even after you clear it by disconnecting the battery.
More than likely the battery is to weak to start the engine. If it's not the battery, the starter may be the culprit.