When you turn the key all you hear is a clicking noise and some say that its the starter but you don't know?
If the voltage level of the battery is low, turning the key to "Start" can cause a further voltage drop and you'll hear the click. Sometimes the low voltage condition will be such that the starter is engaged, drops voltage below a threshold, the solenoid disengages because of low voltage condition then the voltage comes back up enough to re-engage the solenoid and it clicks again. In either case, if you have a volt-meter check the voltage of the battery while someone attempts to start the engine. If the voltage stays anywhere near 12 Volts, check both battery terminal connections. If either is dirty you may just need to clean the contacts. If the battery voltage is down near 7 or 8 Volts when you try to start the vehicle your battery voltage is too low to do much good. The battery COULD be bad or the alternator may just not be charging. Don't just replace the battery until you are able to determine if it's a battery or alternator problem. With the same volt meter, check the battery voltage when the engine is running. The alternator SHOULD bring the battery voltage up to 13.5 volts (or near enough) and if it doesn't, you probably have a charging problem. In either case, have a reputable parts store, like Checker Auto, Kragen Auto, Auto Zone or Pep Boys check the charging system and the battery to find out what's wrong. In some cases the starter can be faulty and drawing too much current but they can check that too.
Why do I hear a clicking noise when turning the key in the ignition then on the 3rd try the car does start?
When you try to start engine is there any noise,such as clicking from area of starter?If you can hear a clicking , this usually indicates poor connections.To trouble shoot starter problem, the first thing i would do is determine if it is starter or solenoid.To do this ,you need a remote starter switch,connected to starter solenoid.Solenoid is located either on the starter,or on firewall in engine bay,depending on what vehicle you have. if you dont…
2001 Ford Excursion v-8turbo diesel that will not start When you turn the key you get a clicking noise What might be the problem?
Most starting problems will be caused by a faulty relay or solenoid where you will only hear a clicking sound when trying to start the vehicle or a low battery in which case you will hear a buzzing-type rapid clicking noise. Ocassionally a starter does go bad in which case what you are listening for is a whirring noise (bad starter drive) where the starter will turn but not engage the flywheel, or a grinding…
When you try to start your 2005 dodge durango it just makes a clicking noise starter and battery was recently replaced?
You have a1993 Toyota celica you hear a clicking noise under your glovebox when you turn the ignition it will not turn over?
<p><p>Have you checked first if the suspect relay makes a clicking noise when activated?...all relays do this. If you dont hear the click, replace it. still not happy?.....Replace the suspect relay with a similiar one from your vehicle that you know works. Again, check to hear the click when the relays activated. No click, replace
Take out the starter take take off the back lid and you will see the two clips inside that rub against the motor kind of like motor brushes. if they are worn replace them and you will have a new starter. you will hear a clicking noise when they are bad and you will not get your starter to start. Toyota starters do not go bad(quality product). Bedros
If you mean the car will not start or even turn over when you turn the key, that 'clicking' is the starter solenoid making contact like it's supposed to. But there is not enough power from battery to start engine, only enough to make contacts in solenoid. Bad battery, or loose or corroded battery cable terminals
I would have to hear the noise to be sure but it sounds like the attery could be weak. The clicking you here may be the starter solenoid trying to engage, but it cant, because of a lack of electrical power. If that is the case, the clicking will probably be a rapid clicking noise, that might sound like a woodpecker. The salanoid switch or the battery could be bad. Also make sure you have…
Where is the starter on a 1974 VW Thing located The dash lights light up when the ignition is switched on and i can hear a faint clicking noise but nothing else happens The battery is fully charged?
These answers by mechanics about dead batteries are amazing me. I am a girl...really into cars because I have had a few. I just had this problem in my 1989 classic Saab. The problem is your starter...The clicking sound means that the pin inside of the starter is not projecting itself and thats why when you turn your key you hear a clicking. Get your starter tested
Your 1993 mercury grand marquis will not start after you turn the ignition you already changed the starter and it still wont start sometimes?
What is wrong with a 2001 Chevy Cavalier that won't start and won't turn over all you hear is a clicking sound?
Take the battery out and charge it. Once you reconnect it and you know you have electrical power, turn the key in the ignition. If it makes NO sound at all, not even a single click, it's probably the starter switch. If instead you hear a click-click-click sound, it's probably the starter solenoid. If you hear a single click and no other noise, or a noise that sounds unusual for the starter, then the starter…
The grinding noise you hear may be due to worn bushings on the starter. When the bushings wear, the armature will "drop" and grind against the inner part of the starter, causing it to rotate slowly and not spin fast enough to start the engine. Remove the starter and have it checked out at your local AutoZone or similar auto parts store. If the bushings are worn, it is likely that the armature and internal…
If a car wont start but all lights come on and when you turn the key you hear clicking is that the starter?
How to figure out a clicking noise in the engine compartment of a 1887 Ford Ranger that is not starting?
Several things could be going on, so I will try to help, though more info is actually needed. The first thing that I can think of is if the battery is too weak the symptom may be that the engine does not actually spin over while trying to start the vehicle, but you will hear a rapid clicking noise coming from the starter relay when the key is turned to the start position. If this…