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Q: Car clicks upon startup, won't start.

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Car will not start, though battery seems okay. The car makes a clicking sound when I try to start it.

A: You should have the battery load tested. It...

You should have the battery load tested. It may not have enough power to turn the starter. If the battery is found to be good you should test the starter and make sure you’re getting power to the coil when the switch is turned. If you are getting power to the starter then the starter probably needs replacing. You can have a mechanic perform these tests.

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