Have you or a mechanic check the distributor cap inside for any wetness or dampness, checking to see if the moisture has harmed the internal components. Ps am not a car guru but figured this was the best place to get a solid answer.
You should try to jumpstart your vehicle to bring it to a garage, where a technician can diagnose the problem and figure out a solution for the clicking noise.
Car wont start but starts when jumped. Portable car jump starter lcd screen usb quick charge 12v. Replaced the battery and the +connection, car started fine for a couple days. If they are damaged or corroded badly, they can prevent proper amperage draw for the starter.
Since you said it starts with jumper cables, it is most likely a bad battery. If your car’s problem of having a new battery but car won’t start without a jump only occurs in certain weather conditions, this could be due to excess dampness inside the vehicle. Car wasn't starting after sitting overnight unless i jumped it so i took the battery in to be tested and it tested bad.
Please provide suggestions on how to test. Starts and runs fine after jumping, but once i turn the car off it will not start again. Why did a failed jumpstart work?
Car starts when jumped but wont start again? While they are figuring out the problem with your power supply, they can also. If it is, then you need to start looking at the battery leads (large gauge wires) that go to ground and to the starter.
In that case every time you shut your car off you will not have enough juice to start it again. If your car won’t start, then it starts the next day, which can sign a failing ignition switch. No lights come on the dashboard, wont even click on attempt to start.
Tried jumping it and it started up fine. If jump starting gets your engine started and running, but the car will not start again once you turn it off, the battery is probably the problem. My car has 223000 miles.
This morning it would not start on its own, just clicking again. Is this a possible alternator/battery cable issue? Car wont start but starts when jumped.
In this case, the alternator is doing its job of keeping the battery going once it has been jumped, but the battery can’t hold a charge when the alternator is shut off. If your car turns on but won’t start, turn on the dome light and watch it while you try to start the engine. However, when i got off and tried to.
It is possible that your battery is bad and will not take a charge from your alternator while driving.