Possible cause. I think 90 percent of the time a connection is bad on the battery plus or minus post and you need to disconnect and clean them real good. Put a little bearing grease on them also. 5 percent of the time the nuts are loose on the starter relay post or battery cable post on the starter. The next things are the external or internal starter relay is bad and lastly the starter is shot. A test light or voltmeter makes locating the problem a snap. Check the wiring between the engine and the chassi of the car or connect the engine directly to the battery - (negative)
A clicking sound when you turn the key could mean your battery is dead. It could also indicate the starter is going out.
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.
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.
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.
you need to make sure battery is fully charged, and battery cables are tight and clean the clicking sound indicates poor connections,flat battery or a bad starter motor
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
That is not a question.
If it does not start and just makes a clicking sound, this is an indication of: a low battery, poor battery connections, or a defective starter solenoid ( next to the battery hooked up by the short positive battery cable). Check and clean your battery cables first , then look to the solenoid if you know the battery is fully charged. I hope this helps you. Mark
Needs to be repaired
Weak battery, corroded or loose battery cables, failed starter.
If your car makes a clicking sound when you try to start it, try to jump the battery. If that starts it, check the electrical system and if it was the battery, replace the battery. If jumping it does not fix it, have a mechanic look at it.
dead battery, jump start and maybe buy new battery, you could allso have a bad alternater
Battery is dead or you have a bad solenoid. Connections at the solenoid and/or starter could be loose or corroded.
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.
Have the alternator checked.
It sounds like the starter is bad. The clicking you hear is the solenoid trying to kick-over the starter. If the vehicle starts but, won't stay running, it could be the alternator, or the wireing to (from) the battery or alternator (most likely the ground wire). Or it could be the dreaded MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR!!!!
There are a few possibilities: Low battery, either because the alternator isn't keeping the battery charged or the battery is old and has failed. Corroded battery terminals, usually an indicator that the battery is blowing acid fumes. Batteries usually don't last long after the terminals start to corrode. Faulty starter solenoid. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE YOUR STARTED CYLINOID
The clicking can signify a weak or dead battery. Make sure the battery is fully charged to start the engine.
check the fuses some cars have them under the hood as well as in the car Check ignition coil or coils Check to see if battery is grounded ok Dead battery? Bad battery cable? Check and clean all battery cables.
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 it starts, your battery is dead.
Could be, a dead or run down battery, a loose or dirty battery cable connection, a bad starter, in addition to above could also be a bad starter solenoid
low voltage,bad battery or alternator
A clicking sound when trying to start a car is almost always a low battery. The solinoid which engages with the ring gear isn't getting enough voltage to move it's gear. This causes a fairly rapid and regular clicking sound something like 6 or so per second. Attach a battery charger for 15 minutes or so or get someone to give you a jump. Then consider what the problem with the battery may be before you get stranded.
In my case I have a 1999 SL1 and the clicking sounds where the relays for the electric door locks. I removed them and I have not have the battery drained. I have not replaced them yet.
It could be battery connection, discharged or faulty battery, faulty alternator or regulator, faulty starter or a loose and corroded connection on the starter.