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Q: Car clicks when trying to start and engine light threw codes and starter and battery good

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Car clicks when trying to start and engine light threw codes and starter and battery are good but it was cranking over then stopped. Could it be a burned wire or possibly ecm?

My car has 185000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is a common sign of a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not allow the starter to engage the flywheel when you turn the key. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose your starter.

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