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Why would a car only make a clicking noise and not turn over when you turn the key?

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2004-10-08 21:06:22
2004-10-08 21:06:22

The clicking noise that you hear is the starter solenoid trying to get the starter to run. Chances are the bendix in the starter is locked up. A good fix for a locked up bendix is a few good taps with a hammer. This should free up the bendix.

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