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When I turn the key all I get is a rapid clicking sound, and the car won't start.

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The battery for the vehicle likely dead, check the owners manual, you may need to remove the safety switch from the hi volt battery in order to boost it,.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: car won't start battery appears

bad starter

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SOURCE: car won.t start makes a clicking sound

this is always the starter solenoid that does this, replace the starter solenoid.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine will not turn over, makes a clicking or rapid clicking sound

you are correct it is the starter the clicking you hear is the bedix wheel which spins the flywhell to crank the engine. replace the starter and this will solve the problem

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 Mazda 626, 4 cylinder.

Have you tried moving shifter slowly through all gears, especially neutral when trying to start ? Sometimes safety neutral switch will become faulty & some movement of shifter may make it turn over.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Rapid clicking noise coming from under the dashboard.

If you have a tape cassette player in the dash, this can cause a sound like what you are describing. Even though a tape is not in it,,, it can still freak out and cause this sound. Had this happen on several of my old vehicles. Let us know if this helps. Leave feedback for others to see. Thanks.

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