Car will not start no clicking sound 1993 mazda 626
Nothing is more
aggravating than walking out to your car Monday morning and finding it won't
start. Instead, all you hear is a click noise when turn the ignition key.
What's the problem?
If you are
unfamiliar with how a car works, you might immediately assume the clicking
noise means the engine is dead. It is obvious that power is being turned on, so
the lack of even a vibration or **** would indicate the engine is frozen up,
right? Fortunately, the answer is no. Instead, you have an equally aggravating
problem somewhere in your starter assembly, but the good news is it will cost a
lot less to fix.
There could be a
myriad of problems when you hear a clicking noise when starting a car. The
first step is to start with the easy things. Check to see if your battery has a
charge. Next, check the battery cables to make sure the hookups are not
corroded. Corrosion can put a damper of the flow of electrical current and can
be the entire problem.
If everything looks
okay, the problem may be the solenoid. The what?! The solenoid is essentially a
switch that turns the starter on and off. When your car is just sitting off in
the driveway, the solenoid is receiving a current from the battery, but it does
not pass it on to the starter. When you flip the ignition, a small current
signals the solenoid to let the current through to the starter. The starter
then turns over. When you have a solenoid that is going bad, the switch can get
tweaked and not let the current through correctly. Since the electrical current
isn't enough to fire up the starter, the engine doesn't fire. In some cars, it
just makes a clicking noise.
solenoid is okay, the problem is most likely going to be your starter. The
starter takes a lot of strain when it turns over the car. Sooner or later, it
is going to have problems. The starter is usually very sensitive to human
emotions. If it senses you need to get somewhere in a hurry, it will usually
choose that moment to go bad!
Is there some easy
way to tell what the problem is? Well, easy is a relative term, but you can do
a bypass test. The idea is to bypass the solenoid with the electrical current
from the battery. If the starter terms normally, the solenoid is the problem.
If it doesn't, the starter is the problem.
Jul 15, 2009 |
1993 Mazda 626