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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.

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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