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Car makes clicking noise when trying to start

Car makes clicking noise when trying to start If all you hear is rapid clicking when trying to start car, that’s the sign of a dead battery or corroded battery terminals. Here’s the sound. What causes clicking noise? The starter solenoid does two things: 1. Pulls in a plunger that pushes the relay disc against electrical contacts that complete the flow of power from the battery to the starter motor. 2) Moves a shift lever to force the pinion gear to mesh with the flywheel gear. The starter solenoid has … Read More


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