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CAR WON'T START

I go to start it and it makes a clicking noise.My lights come on and the radio comes on.My ignition sticks so bad that I feel like i'm going to break the key off in the ignition switch.I smelled electical charge when I tried to start my car yesterday and now it won't start at all.

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  • carnurse Jul 02, 2008

    Car has been working perfectly, then this morning it wouldn't start. The radio, and wipers, etc are working normally, the fuel pump for the fuel injection can be heard, there is gas in the tank! and the car is in park. When the key is turned over there is absolutely no sound. Is this a starter problem? If it is wouldn't it have some symptoms prior to this?

    A unrelated issue with this car is that in the winter on about 3 occasions, the gas pedal stuck. Is this a issue with these cars? Pretty scary!! Thanks in advance for you time and advice!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    the lights and radio comes on the the ignition is just making a clicking noise

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Sounds like u need a starter solenoid & the ignition switch replaced

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