Helpful Automotive Resources
Car Won’t Start & There’s a Clicking Noise?What does this annoying clicking sound mean? Let’s find out.
If you hear a clicking noise (but nothing else) when trying to start your car, that means the starter solenoid or relay contacts are operating, but the starter isn’t cranking the engine.
My Car Clicks But Won’t Start—What Does it Mean? How to Wire a Starter (With Example Diagrams)If you’re like most drivers, the answer is no. To get you up to speed, we’re going to cover the basics of the starting system operation. We’re also going to include some handy diagrams along the way.
How a Starter Works
A typical direct-drive starter motor diagram.
5 Signs of a Bad StarterThat’s why it’s helpful to know the symptoms of a bad starter. Once you have an idea of what to look for, you (or your mechanic) can perform a thorough diagnosis to confirm whether the starter is to blame.
Problems with other parts of a vehicle can mimic many of