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Q: Is it my alternator or starter that's having issues if it's a loud clicking noise when trying to start it ?

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When I try to start it's a loud clicking noise but it won't start. The lights cut on, but the car won't start.

My car has 169728 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

A: Good question and thanks for inquiring. I b...

Good question and thanks for inquiring. I believe you are having an issue with your starter. When your starter goes bad the solenoid fails to come out all of the way and turn the flywheel, a symptom which is often associated with a clicking noise. You usually won't hear a sound if the issue is with your alternator. If you'd like assistance, a certified YourMechanic technician can be dispatched to your location to replace your starter

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