Originally Posted by jak1027
Upon start up my engine makes a loud clicking noise (hard to tell exactly where its coming from), if I turn the key off and restart the car the noise is gone, any ideas???
Is it a rhythmic clicking, such as something in the engine doing something bad?
Or is it a couple of clicks?
If the starter solenoid is sticking, that would make a very loud non-rhythmic metallic clicking sound, and by re-starting the engine, you are freeing up the mechanism. Same sound a car with a weak battery makes when you try to start it less the sound of the running engine.
The solenoid is attached to the starter and the starter might be that part that's sticking.