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My car does not
start, all I get is a clicking sound
If you are just
getting a "clicking" noise when you turn your key in
the ignition (Check your gear selector is in "Park"
first), then it is quite possible that you need to
replace your starter motor (solenoid) contacts
- a common problem with older Toyotas.
They are relatively easy to replace, and can be done
with the Starter Motor left in situ.
For a guide on
how to fit new solenoid contacts, please see our
during attempted starting, you hear more of a dull
thud - with no further clicking upon repeated starting
efforts - it is possible that your car is experiencing Hydrolock (where the piston heads have been
immobilised by excessive coolant which has leaked
into the cylinder block). Hydrolock is commonly
caused by a failed headgasket and/or a cracked