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Clicking noise when starting car then engine vibrates

Hello,
I've been having problems starting my car for almost a month, I thought it was the clutch switch since pressing the clutch and starting the car at the same time the car started fine( If I pressed the clutch all the way in the car won't start)
However, today the car won't even start and when it does there is clicking noise and then the engine vibrates a lot, also when it does start there is click like there is something trying to start.

Here is an audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11NILo7CDXyBql89fwZoiF6JW7TbN6BZ4/view

Also, there is this fault code: Cylinder 4 misfire

2001 Toyota Echo Base 4 Cyl 1.50L

Thanks in advance.

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Fix the misfire first

Without being there to witness the problem, your mention of the misfire is the best clue. I'd suggest a check of the spark plug and wiring to that cylinder.

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Clicking, clutch, misfire

Hi, guluarte; First, the clutch switch on most vehicles is adjustable. Put the shifter in neutral, set the park brake. Turn the ignition key to the starting position, then push the plunger in with your finger until the engine cranks. Then, turn the ignition off, push the clutch pedal in and see if the plunger goes past the point where it started when you pushed it in.
Second; The clicking noise you hear may be excessive valve lash. The valves need to be adjusted/checked at each tune up. Could cause a misfire if too loose or too tight.
Third; I'd do a compression test on #4 cylinder while you have the spark plug out.

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