Loose or corroded battery terminals or cables First, did you leave the headlights or an interior light on, or something else.
Perhaps your battery's dead, or your alternator, which charges the battery, isn't working correctly.
Car not starting clicking sound lights on. The clicking and flickering carried on for about 5 minutes. Causes of bad engine grounds and the starter clicking can be caused by damaged ground terminals or wires, a loose ground battery terminal, or a faulty component installation. Usually, you’ll hear just a single click rather than chattering.
I tried starting it with key in ignition. The sound means the starter solenoid is (unsuccessfully) attempting to engage the starter. If the car makes a rapid clicking sound when you turn the key but won’t start, it could be the battery.
You haven’t driven your car for a long time. The problem is easily diagnosed and the solution can be implemented at the same time (install a new starter). If you hear rapid clicking, here’s what to look for:
Key not detected light is on. Car won't start clicking noise flashing lights. If a car will not turn over but the lights and radio still work, the problem is either a bad starter motor or a faulty ignition switch.
So i have been switching batteries. No clicking sound and no sound from the engine can indicate a bad ignition switch. I originally thought it was the canadian winters killing the battery.
It might be a battery or alternator problem. The starter and/or solenoid may be faulty. If you hear a clicking sound after turning the ignition key, then it is possible that the vehicle’s starter is broken.
The battery is not completely dead, but it is discharged, and even though it turns on the car lights, it can no longer start the engine. If there is no sound when you turn the key, but the lights and accessories work, it could be the stater relay or starter solenoid. Keep trying and same thing.
Starters sometimes develop bad spots on the armature (of the starter motor). On one of my failed attempts to start the car i got a message indicating battery saver mode. Although not nearly as common, a faulty starter can result in a clicking sound when attempting to start your car.
The locked up problem can be solved by trying to kick off the engine manually with a breaker bar and wrench. A clicking noise when turning the key usually indicates a problem with the starter motor. Keep trying and same thing.
The dash lights flash on & off. Do the lights on the dashboard turn on? So yesterday i got back from lunch at 3pm, and then i go to leave work to go home and jump in car press brake hit start/stop button to start car and wont turn over or nothing.but all the lights on the dash start blinking and dancing.
A rapid clicking noise when trying to start your car could mean there's something wrong within the electrical system. Something electrical was left on in the car, like the lights, which ran the battery down. Follow these steps toward a resolution:
As you can see, there are many causes of the “car won’t start but lights come on” scenario in your vehicle. Because the starter is not getting enough electricity to stay powered and crank the engine, the system’s repeated attempts make a clicking sound. This is the third or fourth time.
In other scenarios, there would be no clicking sound and the starter just gets damaged. Start by getting a jump start. Take your time and you'll track the issue down.
When your starter motor is faulty, it sometimes makes a clicking noise. The most common problem that causes a car to click and no start is a weak battery. Another probable reason for car won’t start clicking noise is a locked up or frozen engine.
In the case of a frozen engine, switch the car on and give the engine time to warm up gradually. Hard to tell what or if that alram is triggered.traction control should not cause this.and if even with a jump start it not cranking over would mean either one of the battery cables could be bad.starter bad or possibly the engine locked up where the starter cant turn it over.what bothers me the most is all the dash lights blinking thats usually a sign of low battery. That causes intermittent, unreliable operation just like what you are experiencing.
Most likely a dead battery. The service car now light came on. A fault with one of the battery components.
However if there is no sound at all, not even a click, it's probably your battery.