Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Clicking sound when turning over.

asked by on

Hi replaced crank shaft sensor now it won't turn over only clicks and battery has 11.4 volts reading

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: There may be a couple of issues at play her...

There may be a couple of issues at play here. First, the 11.4 volt reading may be a bit on the low side indicating possibly a weak battery. If this is the case, a fully charged battery may correct this problem. If this does not cure the problem, you may also have a faulty 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. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose your starter.

Was this answer helpful?
Recommended services
Get a Quote

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

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: Replaced transmission cooler but its still not shifting could this be because it's now in limp mode

Hello. Shifting problems can be caused by a wide variety of things. Some vehicles are equipped with more than one shift solenoid and will have issues shifting if one of them fails. It may also be possible that the pressure...

Q: How do I get the rear driver side break disc off?

The rear drums or rotors on the vehicle are removed by removing lock screws and then putting the screws into the removal holes and tighten by hand. Now tighten one screw an 1/8 turn and then hit the area near...

Q: Replaced alternator but still not sending power to the battery.

Hello. If your engine is able to crank all the time and will not just start, the issue is not in the battery or the alternator. A good battery charge is required in order to even get the starter to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.