Q: Q: Car clicking when starting

asked by on

My car clicks when I try to start it. I've changed the relays and checked the fuses. In addition, I replaced the battery and starter, and I still get the same results. The message display says Service Antitheft System.

Hi there. This sounds to me as like an issue in your anti-theft system. When your vehicle has its battery changed, the power is reset. This commonly triggers the anti-theft system which tell your computer to lock up. Have a certified mechanic diagnose your starting issue more precisely in person to have the proper fixes made.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Car clicking when starting

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I got a diagnosis for a 2012 X6 saying the combustion misfires due to faulty ignition coil and I've gotten a recommendation to rep

Hello, and thank you for writing in. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea. Replacing the spark plugs is a very necessary part of maintenance that is often overlooked. It is never a bad idea to replace your...

Q: Not getting power from the fuel pump driver module to fuel pump.

Hi there. If you are getting voltage to the inertia switch, the check the IFS switch and see if you are getting voltage. If there is no voltage, then the switch needs replaced. If there is voltage present, then either...

Q: Speedometer wasn't working while I was driving

Hello. It sounds like you may have a problem with the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster has circuit boards inside of it that receive information from different sensors, which triggers lights to turn on in the instrument cluster. These...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...