Q: Trouble starting the car.

asked by on December 13, 2016

Car doesn't "turn over" when I turn the key in the ignition. It hiccups, then even turns on and off electrically like it's trying to start, even after the key is removed from the ignition. I attempted to charge the battery, assuming it was dead, but it's still not working.

My car has 89000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It sounds like you may have 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.

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