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Q: Starter only clicking

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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.

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