Sometimes when Starting the car it only makes a clicking ...

Q: Sometimes when Starting the car it only makes a clicking noise after a few tries to start it, it starts like nothing.

asked by on December 06, 2016

What could be wrong with it.?

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This may suggest 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

Car turns over but won't start

Hello. A crank, no start can be caused by a number of problems. The most common being a fuel system problem. If there is not a buzzing noise coming from the fuel pump when the key is first turned on...

Starter replaced. Battery at 12V. Still clicking

Hi there. Check all of the connections from the battery to the starter and to the ground. Make sure that all of the connections are tight and free of corrosion. Then check the relay to the starter relay that is...

My transmission seems to be slipping or something else...?

This may be a simple adjustment to the throttle kick down on the transmission. It may be out of adjustment or there may be a problem with the shift solenoids in the transmission. The kick down is a simple adjustment...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Athletic Coach
If If you are an athletic coach, you need a used vehicle with tons of room to transport gear. Once in awhile, you may have to take a player or two along with you as well. What this means is...
Industry News for Automotive Techs: October 8-14
50 MPG Chevrolet Cruz Diesel, Mazda's G-Vectoring drive system, Uber and Volvo collaborate on autonomous cars, and Hubb's new reusable oil filter.
How Does a Starter Motor Work?
When you turn the key in your car’s ignition, the engine turns over and then cranks. However, getting it to crank...