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I was driving home and all of a sudden all of the warning lights started to flash on and off...battery showed little to no juice. I did make it home, but as soon as I turned the car off and tried to turn it back on...it made a clicking sound. What is the problem? Battery, brain...?

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  • harb_wagner Mar 02, 2009

    I have a 2000 mazda protege and it is doing the same thing but when i was driving there was this sort of weird burning smell, coming through the vents i guess. Got home tried to start it again all I am getting is a click then the flashers go on for about 30 seconds and turn off. The battery seems fine because I jump started my other car from it. Could the problem be the starter.

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The clicking sound is the starter solenoid (a relay) trying to connect the starter to the battery. This is normal when the battery is run down. the first thing to do is to see if you can charge the battery.
If you do not have a charger, see if you can borrow one. BTW, a small charger is a good thing to have, especially if lights or etc are left on and your battery is dead when its time to go to work. You can get a small one at a Walmart like store for a reasonable fee. Connect the red lead of the charger to the red (+) terminal of the battery and the black lead of the charger to the black (-) lead of the battery. Let it charge for at least 5 or 6 hours. Unplug the charger, disconnect it from the battery and try to start the car. It will probably start. At first opportunity, drive the car to one of the major auto parts stores like AutoZone and have them load test the battery. If you need a new battery, most stores will install it right there.

Hope this helps Good luck Loringh Please give me a rating Thks

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