Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car won't start

asked by on

I changed fuel pump and starter and when I try to start the car it makes clicking noise in the inside and i radio that I had in my car blow the day my car broke down
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. Usually when you hear a clicking ...

Hi there. Usually when you hear a clicking sound when you attempt to start the vehicle, it’s because the starter motor won’t engage. It’s possible that when you replaced the starter, the starter relay that supplies power to the starter is damaged, or the starter motor gears are not properly aligned with the flywheel. You might want to contact one of our local mechanics to complete an inspection to see why your car isn’t starting before you start removing parts or replacing components.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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!

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: Car won't start, engine ticking

Hello. It sounds like the battery is weak and does not have enough power to start the car. Even though the lights come on in the dashboard, it does not mean that there are enough volts for the battery to...

Q: My vehicle won't start.

Hi there: If a vehicle has overheated, it's possible that damage may have been done to electrical connections, ignition system components (including the crankshaft position sensor) which can cause the no starting issue you're having. What should be done first...

Q: My hyundai santa fe 2.0 diesel 2002 bounce bounces around and no the engine has a loss of power.

Hi there. With the limited information that is given about your vehicle, check the engine to see if the air filter is plugged. A plugged air filter will make the engine starve for fuel and air and will cause the...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.