Having problems with your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI ?

My car Clicks

\015 I have a 95 camry and all the car does is click when i try to start it up i was wondering if it is the battery or the starter.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 10-12-2018

Answers :

That`s usually an indication that the battery is low in charge, try turning on the lights to see if they go dim when the starter is operated, If they do, that is a very good indication that the battery is duff. When you turn on the ignition, there`s enough power to run the ECU and radio etc but when you turn the key to the starter position, that`s when the biggest drain on the battery is made and the battery has to be in tip top condition to turn the engine over, if it`s not, the power is drained from the battery instantaniously destroying all the power to the ECU. The clicking is the ignition relay that the ECU operates giving power to the various fuses and feeds to the Ignition circuit, fuel delivery system etc etc. Try charging the battery first or try jump starting, if it runs OK, replace the battery. If it doesn`t run, you may have a siezed starter motor. Note, if the battery is flat, double check that there`s nothing draining the battery when the key is removed, there should only be a very slight drain for time clocks and radio memories of no more than about 100mA MAXIMUM. Ian
Usually when it clciks like that - it means there is not enough power going to the starter.. So it is more than likely the battery..
\015\012FYI; the typical life span of a car bettery is around 3 years..
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