Q: what does it mean when you let off brake and you hear a click

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When I put on or take off the brakes I hear a click what could that be
My car has an automatic transmission.

You are hearing the shift lock solenoid that unlocks the shifter so you can get the car out of park. This is normal. The solenoid is not as noisey when the solenoid and mechanism is newer but may be a little noisey as it wears.

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