Why Does My Car Make Clicking Noise When Putting in Park?

If you’re having issues with your car making a clicking noise when you put it in the park, then you’re probably wondering what the problem could be. The good news is that it’s usually not too hard to fix and doesn’t cost a lot of money.

The brakes may be worn out or need replacing. This can cause the brake pads to make more noise than usual as they scrape against the rotors. This can also reduce your stopping power and make it harder to accelerate from a stop.

There could be an issue with your starter or starter solenoid. These parts are responsible for starting the engine and turning over the engine once it’s started. If either of these parts is broken or malfunctioning, then they won’t work properly and will require replacement before they can start working again properly.

Your transmission could be worn out or damaged in some way, which is causing problems with how smoothly it shifts into gear while driving down the road or when trying to put it into the park.

What causes this problem?

The problem is caused by worn-out or loose brake parts. The brake pads are what cause the noise when you put your car in park. When they become worn out or loose, they will not grip the rotor as tightly as they should. This causes them to move around which causes them to make noise when you put your car in park.

You will need to replace the brake pads and rotors on one side of your vehicle at a time so that you don’t have any imbalance issues with your brakes. You can do this by turning off your engine and removing all four wheels from each side of the vehicle then taking them to an auto parts store to find new parts for each side of the vehicle.

Once you have purchased all new parts for each side of the vehicle; simply replace them on their respective sides one at a time while keeping in mind that there should be no imbalance issues between each set of parts because they are made by different manufacturers. Then reattach all four wheels back onto their respective sides using lug nuts; then start up your engine.

What are the solutions to this problem?

Check your parking brake. Make sure that it’s engaging and has enough pressure on it to hold the car in place. If that doesn’t fix the problem, next check your transmission fluid level. If your transmission fluid level is low or empty, then you may have a leak somewhere around the transmission itself.

What does it mean when my car makes a clicking noise?

When your car makes a clicking noise, it’s a sign that there’s an issue with the transmission. This can be a problem with the gears or with the fluid in the transmission.

If you’re hearing this sound when you put your car into park, it could be caused by a problem with the parking pawl. The parking pawl is a piece of metal that engages when you put your car in park and prevents it from moving when you apply the brakes. When this piece fails or wears out, it can cause problems with your car’s ability to shift (or change gears) smoothly.

What does the clicking sound mean?

When your car makes a clicking sound when you put it in the park, it means that the parking lock is engaged. The parking lock is what keeps your car from rolling forward or backward when you’re parked.

A lot of newer cars have an electronic solenoid that engages when the car is in the park and disengages when the driver presses on the accelerator. When this solenoid fails, it can make a clicking noise. This can be fixed by replacing the part or having it repaired by a professional mechanic.

What are some ways to fix it?

The first is that you might have a problem with your brake cables. Brake cables are responsible for connecting the brake pedal to the brakes themselves, so if the cable is loose or broken, then this can cause a clicking noise when putting your car into park.

Another thing that could cause this issue is if your parking brake isn’t working properly. This may be due to a malfunctioning parking brake switch or simply because there’s too much pressure on the cable when you attempt to engage it.

If you’ve recently replaced your rotors or drum brakes with new ones and haven’t bled them yet, that may be contributing to the clicking noise as well.


The clicking noise that you hear when shifting your car into the park can be a sign of a problem. If you hear this noise, it’s worth taking your car to a mechanic to have it checked out.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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