What does it mean when the car starter is clicking?
If it clicks Rapidly and continuously when you turn the key,that generally means that the battery is badly discharged or has lost one or more cells or the cable from the battery to the solenoid or from the solenoid to the starter is much too small for the purpose, or the starter is failing and drawing.
Clicks when trying to start does not engage.
I have a Harley-Davidson 1999 sportster 1200. I get a hard fast clicking sound when trying to start. I Have put the battery on a charger and let it charge overnight. It still does the same thing. Is this a bad battery? I left it hooked up to the charger and tried to start with the charger in start mode and still just clicking sound.
did you put the small wire that just plugs on back? try moving the shifter back and forth a bit ( still in park position) while trying to start it with the key,, try the same thing in neutral,, if it starts the NS switch needs adjusted.
my truck just makes one click when i turn ignition over.i have changed the starter and solenoid,changed the neutral safety switch and the back up light switch and starter relay.still nothing but when battery is disconnected and the positive cable is put back on my truck tries to start with ignition turned off
I think your problem is the solenoid on the starter. The solenoid does two things, it engages the teeth from the starter into the flywheel, and sends voltage to the starter motor through a heavy-duty relay contacts once the teeth are fully engaged. The click should be the solenoid activating, but may not be engaging the teeth all the way, or the contacts may be damaged, and not sending voltage to the starter.
Car Starter Problems? Five Starting-System Inspection Tips
If you suspect the starter motor, take it to an auto parts store for testing. Many auto parts outlets will test your starter for free. An aged starter motor may have worn out brushes, armature, shaft, or burned field winding that may cause unusual noises, excessive current draw, slow cranking or no cranking at all.
A quick inspection at an auto parts store will reveal the drive mechanism and motor general condition, whether the starter draws enough current to operate, and the general state of the internal components.
Starter Problems-What Do You Hear When You Try to Start Your Car?
If your lights are bright with the engine off, but they get really dim when you turn the engine over with the starter, and the engine turns over very slowly, you may have starter problems. If battery terminals get hot along with the battery cable (positive and negative) you probably have starter problems.
No lights on the instrument panel
A: When you hear a rapid clicking noise, Benjamin, it’s usually because the starter motor isn’t getting enough current from the battery. You’re hearing the starter motor’s solenoid trying to engage but failing to.