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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Please help car won’t start

Hi I accidentally rolled my 2011 Na evora and started my car down my driveway and now the vehicle will not start it keeps making a clicking sound , what can I do ?
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Hi I accidentally rolled my 2011 Na evora and started my car down my driveway and now the vehicle will not start it keeps making a clicking sound , what can I do ?
What do you mean you rolled your car?

If you try to start and all you hear is clicking often is battery or bad connections to battery.

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I would say more detail is needed when a 'my car won't start' thread is created.

1. Is the immobilizer light turning off? If not, check your key fob battery.
2. Are you waiting for the needles to stop their sweep? If not, give it a few extra seconds before trying the starter.
3. Can you hear the fuel pump prime when you turn the key to 'on'?
4. When you say you rolled your car, do you mean you bump started it at some point?
5. Does the engine turn over when it's clicking or is it failing to turn over?
6. What's the voltage of your battery unloaded and loaded when trying to turn it over?
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Easiest 1s step is to charge the battery & make sure the cables are tight.
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And if the battery is charged, and the immobilizer is disabled, try giving the starter a few taps with a wrench or hammer. The brushes tend to wear out and can prevent starting.

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Hi can you help send me a pic or location of the starter I can seem to find it ? I will try to tap it
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Here's a thread on rebuilding the starter. First pic shows general location (it's underneath the OEM airbox if you still have that), second pic shows what it looks like.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f41...h-yoke-265129/

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It would be too early to typically get worn starter.


First, start by checking battery or having parts store or shop check it.

Ensure clamps are tight on clean posts. I use a multimeter for this. Get one tmw if you haven't one.

Check grounds.
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How long did your car sit untended? How old is the battery? That is always the first item that comes to mind when you get only clicking. 95% you are out of juice. Did you roll the car down the driveway in an attempt to bump start it? That doesn't work with fuel injection especially if the battery is dead. These cars have a high resting draw and won't tolerate sitting for weeks on end without running. Alternately, you need a battery. If you are uncertain, check the dates on your battery and/or bring it to any auto parts shop for them to load test it. Try not to lock your trunk in the interim or you'll be rooting around for the emergency release cable.

Everybody's thinking alike so I'll bet a beer it's a simple fix.

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I had the exact same problem, just clicking sounds when trying to start it after letting it sit without battery tender for like 5 days. Hooked it up to battery tender overnight, fired right up the next day.
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