Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Starter only clicking

asked by on

The starter in my car doesn't kick in, it merely clicks.

The most likely cause is that the starter motor or the relay is not making contact; a mechanic should check for power from the relay to the starter. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the clicking while starting issue to identify and quote the repairs needed.

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: Power drain 1978 Cadillac Seville

Hello - you may have a charging system problem, although you have replaced virtually of those components, or there may be a parasitic drain on the system that runs your batter down overnight. This can be diagnosed by identifying which...

Q: Location of blinker flasher

When you look at the fuse block under the left side of the dash you will see a big flasher. This is the flasher for the turn signals. The hazard flasher is on the back side of the fuse box...

Q: How can convert my in tank fuel pump to an inline fuel pump?

The fuel pump is designed to work correctly with the entire fuel system. You have a fuel pressure and return lines. The older Fords used an inline fuel pump that would not last very long and Ford along with every...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.