Q: Cars making a clicking noise but won't start

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Car won't start but clicking

My car has 64000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Typically a clicking sound that occurs when you try to start your vehicle is an indication of a broken starter or starter relay. However, this could also be an indicator of a battery that has lost cranking amps and needs to be replaced as well. To know for certain, it’s probably a good idea to contact one of our professional mechanics to complete a car won’t start inspection. This way they can inspect the vehicle first before suggesting the right repairs.

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