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Re: car won't crank & makes a clicking noise when...
Is this the original battery? Have u had it tested? The no crank, clicking noise is classic dead battery symptoms, lights can still work, but not enough power to turn engine over. If it's the original battery, it's at the end of it's life cycle, and should be replaced. U can get the battery tested for free at any parts store.
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Please provide with more detail. Does it make a click sound when turning the ignition? Does it crank?
Have you tried to jump the battery with jumping cable or tried it on a know good batteries?
- If the car does make a cranking noised then the starter is good but weak battery.
- If there is no noise or clicking, then dead battery.
- If you can hear the clicking when turning the key to start, then check for battery GROUND.
- If battery were tested and it read 12.5 - 14.0 DCV. Then your starter are bad.
There also other thing to check like security alarm system with ignition switch kill... But most common problems with fail to start are mention above.
Have the battery tested at a local autoparts store. The voltage may read good until you try and put a load on it, like cranking your car. If you had a meter on it when trying to crank it, you might see the voltage drop way down. This would indicate a bad battery.
many things will cause no start problems could have faulty ignition switch.use test light see if power going to starter if not check ignition fuse to starter.if power going to starter, more likely starter solenoid or starter faulty.if ignition fuse okay and starter and solenoid okay still no start problem could be in the ignition switch or inhibitor switch faulty.code scan for faulty theft security system which will also cause no start conditions.
When a battery is very low, even a jump won't work because the battery takes too much out of the jump. Take the battery out and have it charged up. If it won't take a charge, get a new one. But also make sure the battery terminals and cable ends are shiny and greased.
If you really want to be sure, put a voltmeter on it. A good battery should be 12.5. When you crank it should go down to about 10. If it goes below 9, either the battery is too low, or the starter is draining too much. If it never goes below 11, it is not draining enough, and the solenoid is probably bad. If when you stop cranking, it comes back up to over 11, then the battery is good, so the starter is probably bad.
HI. it will be necessary to replace this relay. asap. The relay is suffering from circuit damage. This type of damage will not allow the relay to completely open, thus, causing the battery to drain, when the ignition is in the off position.