TheFarmerFamilyCommunity MemberNovember 4, 2021 at 8:43 pm
We have replaced the spark plugs and the ignition boots, also bought a new starter. The battery is good,but car won’t turn over. It does make a rapid like clicking noise and our diagnostic tool didn’t show any codes. Please someone tell me what could be wrong?
Year: 2011MSelleenAdministratorNovember 4, 2021 at 8:48 pm
If the starter is making a fast clicking noise when turning the key, it definitely sounds like a lack of power to the starter solenoid or a voltage drop due to the starter engaging. I would take a second look at the car battery and try to jump start the car when this happens. If it starts when jump starting, it is most likely a bad car battery.
It could also be bad ground between the engine and body or between the battery and body. You can use a jump cable between these to check if the ground is bad.
Other potential problems are a bad starter relay or a broken power cable to the starter.
A bad alternator can drain the car battery if it’s good but discharged.
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