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Car will not engage starting motor only clicking

New battery starts once than quites

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Have your battery checked to be sure it's fully charged and that all the connections are clean and clear of corrosion. My next check would be the coil. You don't say if it will start once time has passed. So it could be either coil or ECM. A code read might give you some answers.

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What does error code 88888 mean on a 2001 Chrysler 300m?

Multiple clicking indicates a weak battery. Get a slow charger to bring it up gently or, if in a hurry get someone to do a jump start. Once running you will need to check gauges for a charging problem. If no lights indicate a bad charging system, you will need a new battery.

Nov 26, 2014 | 2001 Chrysler 300M

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Will not start, battery is new, it just clicks and nothing. turn it off, try again and nothing, try again and it starts

Try cleaning and tightening well the battery connections along with the battery wires to the solenoid and starter motor.

Bad connections and low voltage of 12 volts can result in this anomaly.

Jun 12, 2017 | 1997 Lexus ES 300

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Then starting my car it sputter and the starter goes into a clicking sound. My dad says it needs a tune-up with new spark plugs and wires.

Nope, click is solenoid on starter not fully engaging....either new battery (see if changes when on a jump start) or new starter motor

Dec 08, 2010 | 1994 Buick Park Avenue

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Replaced battery, went to start it and it wouldnt, turned key and all it does is click once, motor does not turn over and im pretty sure the starter isnt engaging

The starter sounds like it has a bad solenoid, but in this case the starter will have to be replaced to get a new solenoid and starter together.

If the battery is new and the connections are good, then a starter should fire the car right up.
In this case it is not, so I would say it's a starter.

I assume you were having trouble starting the vehicle, so changed the battery.

Nov 09, 2010 | 2000 Toyota ECHO

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Unable to start. Replaced starter motor with a new one. When engaging key to turn on clicking noise from left kick panel from computer area

Hi my name is Tom and I am here to help you.

I believe your battery is low or no longer can crank the engine at the time it is engaging. The clicking sound you hear is the starter solenoid engaging. If the amount of "juice" was up to specs. the cars' engine should turn over.

A recommend having someone jump start your car using jumper cables. This will take your battery's job away and tell you if the battery is bad. If your car starts, then you know you have a bad battery.

If you do not have a jump possibility, you can take the battery to an auto parts store and they can check the battery for starting capability. I would rather you get a jump start, since the store has a job of selling you a new battery and I have been "burned" by stores in the past.

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Jun 29, 2010 | Hyundai Motor 1990 Sonata

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My jeep won't start. It has power. Recently replaced the battery and connections. It is making a clicking noise when I turn the key.

Hi, the clicking noise you hear is the selenoid in the starter motor not engaging the drive to start the engine all you need to do is replace you starter motor and then you should find you will have no problems starting your car.

Another trick you could try just to get it started is give the starter motor a few hits with a hammer hit it quite hard but not hard enough to break it doing this will usually get it started but dont rely on this being a permanent fix as it could leave you stranded.

Also if you have a manual gear box you could get someone to help you push the car whilst its in gear with the clutch to the floor 2nd gear is best for this then once the car is rolling let the clutch up whilst the ignition is on this should then fire up the engine if it dont try the key as this will sometimes get the starter working again for a short while.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Feb 28, 2010 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2006 toyota corolla

Remove the starter & inspect the contacts inside the starter solenoid housing. If they are burnt and/or worn, you will get this condition. Replace the contacts and the plunger, or replace the starter. I change contacts in my shop 3-4 times a week. Quite a common failure. The clicking noise is the plunger hitting one contact, but not the other, due to wear.

Aug 23, 2008 | 2006 Toyota Corolla

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