Q: Click no start

asked by on June 27, 2017

Car shut off while driving. Now won't start. Just 1 click when turning ignition. Battery and alternator are fine.

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you were driving and your engine stopped abruptly then you may have broke a timing chain and engine seized. You will need to first try and jump start the engine to see if it will turn? If you just hear a clunk from the starter and engine will not turn then you will need to see if the engine will turn by hand with a socket wrench on the crankshaft pulley bolt. If it turns in one direction but not the other then you have broken the timing chain and may need a complete motor. I would recommend having a mechanic check it for you to confirm my diagnosis.

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