Q: My engine will not start. It will only make a clicking noise. 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

asked by on December 27, 2016

I am OWNER of 4 Years!, 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7Litre, with 220,000 Miles on it... Yesterday the SUV would not Start at All & when Turning OVER ENGINE Would Not FIRE!.... and Also made an Clicking Sound!...... Also has an MISSFIRE that Comes/Goes!!.......

Could this be an (TIMEING CHAIN) Gone Bad ??

My car has 220000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Car is not starting Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hello. If you are getting a clicking noise when trying to start the vehicle most of the time it is either the battery or starter. I usually start by load testing the battery. If the battery does not pass then it needs to be replaced. If the battery is fine then the starter needs to be checked. If the starter is also fine then it may have an issue with the positive battery cable. At this point I would fully test the electrical system for the correct voltage. If there is plenty of power then the issue can be the engine. If the engine is seized then this same issue will occur. I usually try turning the engine over by hand to see if I can move it. If it cannot be moved by hand then it is a serious engine failure. If you are looking to have this repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why the engine will not start] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-not-starting-inspection

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

What others are asking

My charger won’t start red lighting bolt on dash

You should try to remove key and lock the doors then unlock doors and see if vehicle starts. The system may have detected a theft and locked you out. If this does not work then try and disconnect battery and...

Car is not getting fuel. I changed fuel pump and checked the fuel pump relay. It was in good condition. What else could it be?

This may likely be related to the fuel pressure regulator. This is a unit that helps to maintain the fuel pressure in the system. When this is not working, this may cause an erratic fluctuation in the fuel pressure or...

Water in combustion chamber

Yes, there is some damage but everything is repairable. I have the 1991 version of this car by the way. I would imagine it will last another 10 years or so (only rust kills them). With regard to your car,...

Wheel bearing stuck on spindle

Hey there, thank you for asking about your 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. I just happened to have a vehicle with the same issue. The outer bearing went bad and seized to the spindle shaft. The reason it seized was the bearing...

My truck doesn't work properly after replacing the spark plugs and wires

A few different faults can cause the vehicle to lose power like this after a spark plug replacement. The most likely possibilities are that one of the spark plugs is loose, there is a misfire from one or more of...

My car wont start

It sounds like you may have a starter failure. Sometimes a loose battery connection can cause a similar symptom. If the battery terminals are tight, I would suspect the starter. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, should...

Belt squealing

This is a pretty common problem for your vehicle. Your serpentine belts are likely worn out. In addition it is highly likely that you could have a bad pulley or belt tensioner. If any one of these things are a...

Is there another car i can use bushings off of? Can't find my cars bushing for lower control arms 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante

Hi there - on this specific model, the bushing is pre-installed in the control arm by suppliers. For aluminum control arms such as this one, it is generally not a good idea to field-repair the control arm. The act of...

The car won't start, battery and starter replaced

Thanks for writing in about your 1997 Lexus SC300. Power at the starter needs to be checked along with all of the connections. When checking connections to the starter, the battery will need to be disconnected to prevent a dangerous...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche
Few Few vehicles are as distinctive as the Chevrolet Avalanche. Part SUV, part truck, the Avalanche is actually surprisingly practical. On the inside, it feels more like a Chevy Tahoe, except when you look out your rearview mirror, you’ll notice...
2012 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2012 Toyota Camry: Which One Should I Buy?
In the battle for the family vehicle, the 4-door sedan is a strong contender that just continues to be a viable option even with the rise of the crossover SUV and the popularity of passenger vans. These sedans offer a...
Industry News for Automotive Techs: October 8-14
50 MPG Chevrolet Cruz Diesel, Mazda's G-Vectoring drive system, Uber and Volvo collaborate on autonomous cars, and Hubb's new reusable oil filter.