have you ever heard rapid clicking when trying to start that wasn't a bad battery or bad connection.?
- boy boyLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
its the starter solenoid trying to engage ..nothing else makes that noise ..sign of flat battery
- Anonymous2 months ago
No It is always low battery Or Possibly bad connections, or locked starter. (Or froze engine or trying to start in gear.) If the Solenoid were "bad", the pull in or hold in coil Open, No "click". Or, if contacts burnt, hold in But smoke, No clicking as high I squared R loss in it.
Only Seems like it, especially in a Ford as mounted on wheel well, U hear that annoying click, Think its solenoid. Until you Think about it and put an analog Voltmeter across battery, see the voltage dip and recover in time to the noise. A dumb Hill Billy in Napa beat the Snot out of the Solenoid in my Dad's Gran Torino when it did this.
Sol. Was bad in my Honda, pulled in Fine, but, no starter sound. No "clicking" ; One Click. Bad contacts. Cleaned, repositioned, still NG. They are Not "repairable" . New one fixed it.
Those who say Otherwise; Name me the parts of one, and a GM And Chrysler unit v. a Ford.
- EdnaLv 72 months ago
Yes; I have heard such a rapid "clicking" sound when I tried to start a car, but I knew the battery was fine. It means that the starter solenoid is going out, or has already gone out. If the solenoid has gone out, the car will not start.
- The DevilLv 72 months ago
..............no. That's a weak battery. If you charge it back up and it holds a charge, then have it load tested and it tests good, the battery is good, but had been run down. Yeah, check the connections are clean and tight. Have the alternator checked.
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- thebax2006Lv 72 months ago
It's always a bad or dead battery or bad cables or cable connections when you here that.Source(s): Mitsubishi Mster Tech
- ErikLv 72 months ago
Yes, every time I have tried to use my booster battery to start someone else's car, I almost always hear that noise. It tells me it isn't the battery (so therefore a jump wouldn't help), but possibly the starter, or something else. At this point I leave, so I never know what was wrong with their car.
- M.Lv 72 months ago
- Anonymous2 months ago
Sounds just give you a guide on what could be wrong. Simple test light checks could tell you if you have a bad starter. Or a bad relay. Or a bad battery cable. Or a bad connection. Or a bad ignition switch. Or a ..........
- Aster RhoidsLv 72 months ago
If I hear rapid clicking on my hard drive, that is a sign of bad sectors.