Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car won't start, makes a clicking sound

asked by on

i had it on afterwork heating it up and then it died on me .jump started it that didnt work it started one time and then shut off again and now its still at my job

My car has 163000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello.

A no start condition can be caused by many things. If your car overheated and is no longer starting, then it may be possible that the engine has suffered serious damage, perhaps in the form of a blown head gasket. I would check the oil to see if it looks like it may be contaminated with coolant. If the engine is not even cranking, then it may be possible that the battery or starter is the issue. I would start by checking the oil and seeing if the engine cranks, and then going from there. If you would like help, a professional technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect your car’s no start condition and make the necessary repairs.

Regards,

Eduardo YourMechanic

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

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: How do I mute a call?

You can mute a phone call at any point by pressing the MUTE button. When a call is muted, you will continue to hear the other end of the line, but they will not hear you.

Q: Check light, car died, wont start without turning key to electric position for a few mins

Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. When the engine does not start I usually check it to see if it is lacking spark or fuel. This would tell me where I need to start. Most of...

Q: Clicking sound when turning over.

A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse, relay or starter...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...