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Battery has at least some charge but when I turn the key I just get clicking so and no sound of the engine trying to turn over

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

It is in park and yes it has a wheel lock feature which I have never used. I guess I could have pushed that button accidentally

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2012 Hyundai Tucson

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tucson yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just investigating right now. If it is something simple I don't want to get it towed and all that. First time I have had any problem in nearly 6 years.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Hyundai
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Hyundai Mechanic: Greg, import technician replied 4 months ago
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Hyundai Mechanic: Greg, import technician replied 4 months ago

Okay a few things can cause just the clicking of the starter motor with out it cranking is a battery with less than 12.2 volts .

A sized starter motor ,

What i suggest you do before you get towed.

All you need is a voltmeter .

Check the battery voltage a fully charged battery will have 12.6 + volts .

Now with the voltmeter still connected to the Battery have a second person try and start the engine ,the voltage should not drop below 11.5 volts if the battery is fully charged if it drops to lower than 10.6 then battery is to weak to turn the starter .

If the voltage hardly drops and just a click then the starter needs repairing or replacing .

Most common issue for this problem you have is the alternator stopped charging the battery and the battery has gotten weak now just a click from the starter .battery would just need recharging and alternator needs rebuilding or replacing .

For further assistance with this issue please get back to me with the reply box below .
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks. Unfortunately I couldn't find my volt ohm meter and did not have a second person. I found that I had purchased an extended service plan which covered the towing. It started with a jump, but I needed other service, so....... thank you again.
Hyundai Mechanic: Greg, import technician replied 4 months ago

Okay good and thank you .

Rgds Greg

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