My car has a brand new battery and won't start. It just c...

Q: My car has a brand new battery and won't start. It just clicks, yet all the lights are on. What's going on?

asked by on November 17, 2016

My 2013 Ford Explorer has a brand new battery but won't start. Is just clicking and all the lights still work so confused please help I'm in a parking lot. Just bought it 2 days ago.

My car has 54000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This may be related to 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?
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

I hear a rattling sound when pressing gas after getting up to speed

One of the number one causes for rattling noises on an automobile while driving would be a loose heat shield on the exhaust. These heat shields are made of thin sheet metal and are intended to prevent excess heat from...

Will a 2002 ford mustang motor fit a 2005 mustang

If you want to swap the 2002 and 2005 4.0 engine then there should be same basic engine will be the same but you will have different external components that will need to be swapped out to match the car...

2013 Ford Taurus will not start, but emergency lights are flashing and I can't turn it off. Why is this?

It sounds like the alarm has been activated. When the alarm is activated it may sound the horn for the first few minutes, and then continue with the flashers after the horn stops sounding. When the alarm is activated the...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Electrician
As As an electrician, you have to haul around wiring, tools and equipment, and tons of supplies. You can’t get by with a small used car, or even a big one. What you probably need is a good used cargo...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Plumber
Plumbers Plumbers need to carry around all manner of tools and supplies. If you’re plumbing a large building, or even a decent sized home, you’re going to need a vehicle that has quite a bit of cargo capacity. A car...
Starter or Car Battery: How to Diagnose Which Part is Bad?
A dead car battery is a common cause for a car not starting condition. A faulty car starter motor can have similar symptoms, but the fix is different.