Why won’t my car start? It clicks and clicks and won’t turn over. I tried a jump start already. So, I know it’s not the battery.
PROTIP 1: If the starter only clicks once when the ignition is switched to the start position usually either the battery is super-flat and – or scrap. With some charge in the battery the starter will usually click rapidly but not turn over the engine.. If the starter engages briefly then clicks and – or stops the battery probably doesn’t have enough charge. With enough charge the starter will click and turn the engine over instantly and the car should start.
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.
The gear head of the starter motor can bind against the flywheel, this locks the engine and starter motor together, so when you hit the key all you hear is the click sound.
truck not starting,has power but not turnover sound
With fuses and other items in there as well, and with a number of parallel connections being made (eg. the ECU would also trigger the fuel pump, fuel shut off, etc. before triggering the starter).
What happens when you are trying to start the engine?
If your riding lawn mower engine clicks when you turn the key but won’t turn over, there’s a pretty good chance your mower could have a bad starter solenoid. Other problems, though not as frequent, include a bad starter motor, a wiring failure, a weak battery or a locked-up engine. This video walks you through the troubleshooting so can find out what’s wrong and get back to mowing.
Troubleshooting Solenoid and Electrical Car Problems
The small electric current from the ignition switch forces the solenoid to clamp together a pair of heavy contacts. This allows the large electric current from the battery to flow to the starter and turn over the engine.
The starter solenoid is a fairly simple mechanism that transmits electrical current from the battery to the starter. When you turn the key, the solenoid engages, using the electrical motor in the starter to get your engine running. If the solenoid is not functioning properly, the vehicle may not start. Determining whether the issue is the starter solenoid, the battery or the starter itself can save you time and money when repairing it yourself and seeking to have the repair work done. Start by locating the starter and work to narrow down the cause of the issue.
Slow Cranking: For the starter to be cranking, the control circuit would have to be working. So, if battery and cable checks are within specification and the vehicle still cranks slowly, then it’s a slow cranking problem and it’s time to replace the starter.