Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I have a Nissan Sentra and my car just suddenly won't crank. I had the starter removed and checked, which turned out to be fine.

asked by on

Engine won't crank at all. I had the starter removed and checked, which turned out to be good, cleaned the battery terminals, and fully charged the battery. I hear a clicking noise coming from a black box and a noise coming from below when I try to start it. I don't know else to do. Please reply back. Gary

My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, thanks for writing in. If your vehic...

Hello, thanks for writing in. If your vehicle will not start and you are hearing clicking noises then the first thing I would do is check the starter relay, which is different from the starter. It is not uncommon for relays to produce a clicking sound when they go bad. If the relay responsible for switching power to the starter goes out then it will leave the starter without functionality. I would test the relay, replace it if necessary, and go from there. If the starter turns out to be fine or if you are still experiencing problems, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose this issue for you, and make or suggest any repairs as needed.

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: I just need an alternator line replaced not the whole thing how much would that be. 2016 Nissan Sentra

If your car is a 2016 with only 30 miles on it, it should still be under factory warranty which should cover any or all of this. I would suggest taking it to the dealer to have them check it...

Q: No power at fuel pump fuse

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Dodge Nitro. It is probably a faulty fuel pump relay which is located in the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module). It is not removable as it is soldered in place. You...

Q: Nissan rouge 2013 slip light is on.

Hi there. Vehicles like yours have had the same issue with the brake master cylinder leaking brake fluid into the brake booster causing the fluid level to be low. This was turning on the Slip Indicator Light. Check your brake...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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.