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Q: Starter will not stay engaged long enough to start car ?

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the starter does not stay engaged

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid or potentially a bad starter motor. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. As electricity is supplied to the starter a small gear comes out and engages the flywheel to spin the engine over as you turn the key. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not allow the starter to engage the flywheel when you turn the key. In some cases it simply may not engage the flywheel long enough to turn the motor over to start. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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