Car won't start makes clicking sound

Asked by Aug 08, 2017 at 04:16 PM about the 1999 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car starts with getting a job then it will start on its
own after the jump for a few hours after that it's
back to needing a jump and when I do try to turn
the key to start it it makes a clicking sound all the
lights come on the radio comes on what is the

2 Answers


battery or alternator, when you hear that click noise when you try to start it that means there is not enough power to start the car, you might still have power for the lights to turn on but its not enough. go to autozone and they will test your battery and alternator for free

After thinking, are the lights strong, or dim? If strong after jiggling the ignition, possible ignition switch, or a loose ground. Either way, if you're knowledgeable with a multimeter you'll find your gremlin

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