Helpful Automotive Resources
Car Won’t Start & There’s a Clicking Noise?To understand the clicking noise, you first need to know how a typical, modern starting system works. When you turn the key (or push the button) to start the engine, a control module or the ignition switch energizes the starter relay.
A typical starting circuit
How to Wire a Starter (With Example Diagrams)Nearly all internal combustion-powered vehicles (with the exception of some hybrids) use a starter motor to crank the engine. The starter, which operates with the help of a solenoid, can generate a significant amount of horsepower for a limited time. On most vehicles, the solenoid is mounted on top of 5 Signs of a Bad StarterThe starter is a small motor (with a drive assembly) that turns the engine over to get the car started.