Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: No start and no crank. I hear a noise from one of the relays - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

asked by on

No start no crank hear a lil noise from one of the relays

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Depending on the type of noise you hear, this may be related to the starter relay or starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is a small unit on the starter that has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this is faulty, this will produce a clicking kind of sound when you turn the key. This is usually the pinion gear moving forward inside the starter and rotating when it should not.

I would suggest having a professional, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your home to diagnose why your car is not starting and determine the source of the noise.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • No start and no crank. I hear a noise from one of the relays - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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: Car won't start - 2011 Lexus ES350

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Even though your accessories are still functioning, the rapid clicking noise you are hearing is the battery not having enough power to turn your engine over and start. If your battery does not...

Q: Charging system failure???????

It depends on the tools you have. If you have a voltmeter, then you can check the voltage at the battery posts when the engine is running. When you do this, make sure that you turn on the normal accessories...

Q: Pt cruiser dieing when I remove my foot from the accelerated.

It seems as if the timing belt replacement may have an effect on the engine's ability to run properly. If black smoke is being emitted from the exhaust, this is another indication that the engine could be out of time....

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.