t will crank. Is the problem the solenoid or could it be one of the two relays?
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Most likely the solenoid is bad.

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Usually a rapid clicking noise is a good indication that your starter motor isn`t getting enough electrical current to engage – basically your solenoid is trying to engage but can`t make the connection.
The starter relay makes a clicking sound, but the engine does not rotate, which indicates that the starter motor is not receiving enough current from the relay. This may also be a sign of low or exhausted battery power. Only when it transmits enough current to the starter, the relay starts to work.
Let someone turn on the ignition key or press the starter button. Observe the light — if it doesn`t turn on, the solenoid is likely failing to transfer power and might need replacement. However, if the light turns on but there`s no clicking sound or starter engagement, the issue lies with the car starter.
Check That Power is Getting to the Starter Solenoid

If there`s an issue somewhere in the starting circuit, power won`t reach the solenoid, resulting in a vehicle that doesn`t crank or start.

Rusting, power failure, irregular pressure, missing equipment, an incorrect amount of voltage or current, dirt stuck in the system and corrosion are some of the possible reasons why a solenoid valve may not properly close or open.
That dreaded clicking noise can usually be traced to the battery, and the fix could be as simple as a jump-start or tightening a cable. Just one click, though, probably means the fault lies with the starter motor (more on that later).
A faulty relay often produces an audible clicking sound when you turn your car. Contact a mechanic immediately if your car fails to start and you notice this sound.
If the car cranks when you turn the key, but the engine won`t start, it could be because fuel isn`t getting to the engine. One potential reason for this could be dirty fuel injectors. Over time, the fuel injector nozzles can become clogged with rust, corrosion or debris.

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Was runnibg tractor, it suddenly cut off would not crank, put more gas in still no crank,, when turn key made a clicking noise , then a type of humming noise ,, battery is about two yrs old, got at walmart,, had my son tell me sounded like battery was bad, however when turn key on , click headlights and they come on ,, oops don’t really know problem , could it be cellinoid or starter.. ? thanks
ANSWER : Try jumping the battery with a car as long as the two are 12 volts.
If this starts the mower, it is the battery.
If the mower won’t start with a jump, there is a different problem.

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Starting problems with my cub cadet 2166 lawn mower? Battery is good, not turning over, sometimes it clicks? I can jump start but it is a pain. I have taken this to a dealer last year for this problem. Worked a little better sometimes but back to the same problem this year. Is the starter bad or something else?
ANSWER : It is the 20 amp fuse right under the hood on the left!!

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Battery problems battery started to not hold charge. After sitting 2-3 days, it had to be jumped off from another vehicle. Now it just clicks like there's a bad connection. terminals have been cleaned and retightened. Hook jumper cables to it from another vehicle and let it charge a few minutes and all it does is click-click-click. voltage on the battery is low (11.30). But even supplying good voltage from another battery via cables, it'll only click-click-click. Starter maybe? Bad battery cable(s)?
ANSWER : Check your voltage at the starter. Turn the key, and what you have.

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I have a troy bilt riding mower. I put a new battery in it last summer. This yr., my son left the key in on positon when he got done cutting the grass. Naturally it killed the battery, I jump started the mower and cut grass for 4 hrs., but the battery did not charge. What could the problem be?
ANSWER : It may not be charging due to a bad connection to the battery or to the generator on the engine. The generator on the engine may be going or has gone bad.I hope this helps.

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Problem starting the battery is bad but even when hooked up to cables the solenoid will only click, but if you jump the posts on the solenoid it will crank. Is the problem the solenoid or could it be one of the two relays?
ANSWER : Most likely the solenoid is bad.

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I have 1995 toro ridding mower.i got it not working an the battery was not charging so i got a new battery an ones i hooked it up every thing work bu did not start an it just makes a clicking noise when i turn the key
ANSWER : Test the battery with a volt/ohmn meter to ensure it reads at least 12-14 volts. Check all the safety switches located underneath the seat & the mower deck engage handle is disengaged. Check all battery wire connections are soldi, not corroded. Check wiring on starter solenoid from battery & to key switch.

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How do you fix a battery problem with my lawn mower because it wont start but it is charged
ANSWER : I think the motor brushes are warn out and need replacing.

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My cub 2186 just clicks when starting…occasionally it starts…any suggestions?
ANSWER : Sound like your solenoid is going out.

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