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I have power, but my engine's starter just clicks.

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If you have attempted to jump start it, then you need to remove the starter and take it to autozone and have them test it.

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2006 ford five hundred will not start can jump at starter and it starts but when driving it only stays in high gear not much power.


Do you know what the starter relay is ? Starter Relay
The starter relay:
  • is a mini ISO relay that switches power to the starter solenoid to engage the starter motor.
  • receives a START signal from the ignition switch.
  • is controlled by the powertrain control module (PCM).
Starter System - Operation
When the ignition switch is turned to the START position, the starter relay switches power to the starter solenoid causing the starter motor to engage as long as:
  • the digital transmission range (TR) sensor is in PARK or NEUTRAL.
  • the anti-theft system is operational.
  • Do you know what an automotive wiring diagram is ? How to use a test light or DVOM - digital volt ohm meter .
No crank good starter how to troubleshoot any car Hyundai

free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free-tsb Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Under system click on engine , then under subsystem click on starting . Click the search button then the blue link. Looking at the diagram i see the PCM - engine computer has too energize the starter relay for the starter to engage an spin the engine . Any light's lit on the instrument cluster , security , check engine light etc..... Automatic or CVT transmission ?






May 07, 2018 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Rapid clicking noise when trying to start the engine?


Hi There,

You turn the key to start your engine and....
a series of rapid clicks. Your car won't start. What's going on?

That clicking noise is your starter solenoid.

Your starter needs a lot of power to turn your engine. That much power would melt your ignition switch in no time if it passed directly through it. So what happens instead is your ignition switch actuates another electric switch called a solenoid. The solenoid is a really HEAVY DUTY switch.

Inside it are two copper contacts that look like the head of a bolt only rounded. The battery is attached to one, the starter to the other. Hovering above them on a spring is a copper clad disk attached to an iron core. The iron core is inside an electro-magnet.

When you turn your key (in a perfect world), an electromagnet is activated that yanks the disk towards the contacts (Making a single decisive healthy CLICK). When they connect, the circuit is closed and the starter turns over. OK.

When things go wrong:

Low Battery:
  • The solenoid requires power to actuate.
  • The starter takes a lot more power to turn the engine.
  • When the battery is low, there isn't enough power to do both.
  • You turn the key, solenoid engages (CLICK)
  • Power goes to the starter
  • The starter tries to turn the engine
  • The draw from the starter drops the available power below the minimum needed to keep the solenoid engaged.
  • The solenoid disengages
  • The starter is no longer drawing power
  • The additional power allows the solenoid to re-engage (Click)
  • Repeat the process for as long as you have the key turned. (CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK)
That's where those clicks are coming from and why.

The remedy:
Short term - Jump start
Long term - Charge or replace battery.


I wanted to explain what was happening rather than just saying 'dead battery, replace it'. That way you can judge for yourself whats going on.

Best regards
Mike

on Apr 20, 2010 | Ford F-100 Cars & Trucks

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2010 gmc seirra hybrid 6.0 won't start but all lites and everything works fine. But there's a constant clicking up by fuse box under hood


constant clicking means the solenoid for your starter motor is either:
- Defective (not likely- since the click means it was working momentarily)
- Not getting enough power to stay on (battery is good for light, not for amperage of starter motor)
- Turns itself off due to overload amperage (seized starter motor/engine)

The clicking is commonly just an indicator of a dead battery; the solenoid clicks- connects power to the huge drain of the starter motor- then, as the amperage draw "browns out" the battery, not enough power is left to keep the solenoid on- clicks off. power drain is gone- solenoid clicks back on- (repeat until battery is REALLY too dead to even get the solenoid to click)

Its important to note that interior lights, dashboards, and stereos draw very little power, an are not good indicators of battery charge.

I would recommend getting a jump-start from somebody, before doing anything more intense. After engine is running, maybe bring it to a mechanic to check its battery charging circuit.

Dec 03, 2015 | GMC Cars & Trucks

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Installed new starter. Has power. Turn key and it won't start and lose power. If I remove & reinstall battery cable the power is back but it starter still won't work


stock engine?
i did not decode that, at all.
has power? (what 12vdc power or engine power)
turn key it wont start but does it crank.??????? fast..
and lose power, what power is lost 12vdc power or engine runs but lost power?
the power is back what power? name something, specific,
like 12vdc power, starter power, engine power.
the starter wont work, i take that its silent?
or
starter spins but engine dont?
or starter clicks
or starter, is weak
or ???? try to be clear,

no engine stated.
no transmission.

if stick shift the clutch switch must work or the starter will be dead.
does that help
ever hot wire a starter, see this.
http://www.fixkick.com/nocrank.html

if engine will not crank, say that.
then say sounds. it makes if any.

Mar 15, 2015 | 1988 Suzuki Samurai

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I have a spider box yerfdog 3206 wt i believe 150cc howhit engine. Won't start solenoid clicks but no power to starter. even direct power to starter wt solenoid bypassed starter won't kick in ? I have


this sounds like the starter is no good that`s why you get a click noise and why bypassing the solenoid it won`t turn over. the armature must be drawing more amps than what can be supplied.

Sep 21, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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I turn the key and it just clicks


Your battery is dead. Jump it or replace the battery.
also your starter motor could be seized in place. The clicking you are hearing is the starter solenoid trying to click the power over to the starter, and rotate the engine. You are lacking the power needed to turn the engine. Try tapping on the starter with a hammer a few times. This may loosen things up

Nov 11, 2013 | 2005 Nissan Armada

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Wen i turn the ignition on it only does clic noise


I don't know what year and model VW you have but the starting system is generally the same across the board. When you turn your key to the start position it sends voltage to the starter relay if the car has one, and then on to the starter solonoid which is mounted on the starter motor. The relay and the solonoid will click when power reaces them. You normally don't hear the click because of the engine starting up. it is all instantaneous. Now if you only hear a click it means the power is reaching the relay or solonoid but the starter motor is not working. Have a friend listen in the engine compartment when you try to start the car. If the click is in the engine bay then I would assume the solonoid is working but the starter is not. Therefore you have a defective starter. Sorry for the long explanation but I hope this helps.

Jan 18, 2011 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks

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It won't start. It just clicks when I turn the key in the ignition. I tried to jumpstart it, but it still won't start.


its got a fulty starter,, or a very bad earth? my money is on the starter,, this is what you here clicking

Nov 15, 2009 | 2001 Honda Passport

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98 monte carlo won't start, new battery, relays click when adding charger, starter clicks but won't turn over motor, any suggestions?


have you replaced starter if not good starting point starter solinoid will click when it goes bad or under powered if your shure its getting power look at starter some times you can tap on starter and will start

Oct 08, 2008 | Chevrolet Monte Carlo Cars & Trucks

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