Q: Car will not start, might need starter

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Car turns on, but will not start. Makes 1 clicking noise when trying to start and stops.

My car has 119188 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct that your starter may be to blame. However, if you have had no other issues before this, then you will want to start by testing the battery first. Even if the lights come on, they take very little power compared to the starter which needs a strong battery. You can do this if you have a voltmeter, or take it to your local parts store for testing. If the battery is fine, you can then test the starter to make sure it is receiving full power at its solenoid. If it is, then you know the starter needs to be replaced. For more help with this testing, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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