Won't start, battery good, clicking, humming noise

Asked by Sep 18, 2019 at 09:28 AM about the 2016 Ford Explorer Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had been working properly, out if the blue there's no power. Brake
lights intermittently flash, clicking and humming noises inside.
Battery is good, checked fuses but have so far found them all ok.
Please help, we've had this car for only 3 years. Replaced the battery
last year

3 Answers


Check the battery first.. don’t assume it’s not dead... did u test it


You say battery is good, but the clicking is a good sign that it is not providing sufficient voltage to start the car. Either have the battery checked or put a volt meter to it. It should read 12.5 Volts and there should be no corrosion on the terminals.


Follow taver91 suggestion and check the battery with a multi-meter. If the battery test good, will the car start when jumped? Check your mileage if battery checks out OK. You may still be under the 3 year warrant period. If you purchased an extended warrant, you should still be good to go.

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