Q: car will not start just get a click each time i try the key

asked by on

car has been starting the last few days just fine but today i got in and try to start it but just got a click at first the lights were on but trying it again i had no power what so ever, got a jump and it started right up then i would wait and it started right up a few more times let it set for 3-4 hour got in it and lights came on it try to turn over then after that just a click. if the starter was bad you would think it would of started up those other times. thank you can you help

My car has 247 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Typically when you hear a clicking sound when you turn the ignition key it’s due to faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. You might want to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection to verify this is what needs to be replaced.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. car will not start just get a click each time i try the key

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: Transmission & brake problems

Hi there. From the description you have provided, leads to advising you to find another repair facility. All the work you have had done and the problems your vehicle has, should be covered by the repair shops warranty. The smoking...

Q: I'm trying to replace my antenna assy coil from the ignition area inside of the car where the key goes. Do u know of a video on it

The best place to look for videos on automotive repairs would be Youtube.com. I know that there is a guy from 1A Auto who is often on there filming various repairs being done to show people how to do them....

Q: Warped rotars

Hello. I will be glad to help you with your question. There is no failure mode of the ESC system that would cause, or lead to, warped rotors. The only explanations for a problem of that sort is continuous, or...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...