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Neon wont start

When trying to start it clicks like the starter is bad. jumper cables it starts right up. while running it makes a noise from the rear of the car and every time it makes the noise all lights dim,(head lights, dash, dome, trunk, ect) sounds like its coming from the emergency shut off for the fuel. any suggestions?

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    when my car is started for the first time, i get a clicking sound that last about 15 seconds and then stops. the sound is coming from the right side of the dashboard.

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It sounds to me as if it is a dud battery, you should get it checked before you do aything else, this would certainly cause the symptoms you mention.





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