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Q: Clicking noise but car wont start

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Went to start car and it didn't start. Was only making a ticking noise. Had my Starter rebuilt & put back on it makes the Same Ticking noise. Everything comes on in the car. But it will not start.

My car has 18453 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This may be a sign of a bad starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not allow the starter to engage the flywheel when you turn the key. If you need assistance, a certified YourMechanic technician can help inspect your car’s non-start issue and suggest any repairs to get you back on the road.

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