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Old 06-12-2008, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Help...car Wont Start

I am freaking out...my car was fine earlier today and tonight when I got back from school I tried to turn it on and all it does it "CLICK CLICK CLICK" with the radio and lights and remote working but it doesn not turn on. I pulled the battery and the indicator is black saying "not sufficiently charged". Please tell me its not the starter and just the battery...I really need help!!!

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Something drained the battery is my guess.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ummm...when i was detailing my car today i played the radio on acc for an hour...could that be it ?

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ummm...when i was detailing my car today i played the radio on acc for an hour...could that be it ?

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YUP!. that could be it. kinda telling you it will be time to replace battery soon... sounds like your batt has a dead cell
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hope sooo....time to go to the stealership tommorow to get a new battery...hope its nothing else
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when it clicks its the battery when it turns over but if it doesnt start it could be the starter, alternator, or the sparks.
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hope sooo....time to go to the stealership tommorow to get a new battery...hope its nothing else

don't go to the dealer, just go to Pep Boys or something. They have the same battery the dealer does and for a tenth of the price.
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they closed the pep boys we had =( so i had to go to the stealership and paid $180 for the battery...at least the car works. You guys rock .
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It might be your car key? I know that if you should happen to turn the key and the lights come on, and nothing happens...... You could also have a "dead" key. Sometimes, the chip in the key goes bad as well.
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my car did the same thing. turned out to be th ebattery.


wtf..i tried every pep boys and kragen around here for my battery, none had enough cold crank amps.
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