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Just a technical question here....tried to start my car today and I have no luck about it. I only heard clicking noise when I turned the ignition. The battery was fine when I jumped start it... Is there any other cause of why it won't start?
 

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The clicking noise usually means not enough currant is available in the battery to turn the starter over. More than likely one of three things happened.

1. Your battery is going bad
2. Your alternator is going bad
3. You have something draining your battery while the car is off, either some kind of short or you left something on like the lights.
 

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Al, The Ignorant Fcuk
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Take the clamps off of the battery and clean with baking soda and water. Let them dri-coat the terminals and clamps with a light coat of Petroleum Jelly and reinstall.
 

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same thing happened to my car. personally, i'd say get a gell-cell battery (yellowtop / redtop)
mine was due to a bad ground. i replaced the pole clamps and havent had a problem since.
 
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