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Ticking noise when trying to start

I just got mytruck fixed the other day. They replaced the battery terminals. Im am pretty sure the battery is new. It's a 2001 ford explorer sport trac. I was tryig to start my car the next morning and it wouldn't start it just made this horrible rapid ticking noise. What could this be? Could it be my alternator or should i just buy a new battery?

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  • vumbooco22 Dec 10, 2008

    I took your advice andI got a new battery at the shop, but it still says low voltage on the battery gauge but it isn't flashing anymore. Is this because the battery has been on the shelf for a while and needs to runs or what?

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Charge the battery if it take a charge and holds it make suer there are no interior lights left on,if not ,make sure the terminals are tight if all is good then replace the battery

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  • paul swallow Dec 10, 2008

    ok if you have a volt meter. set it to DC volts output at the alternator positive lead to the battery cable at the alternator should be 14.5 volts steady if not the voltage regulator is bad replace the alternator

    the shop u took your truck to should have checked the alternator when they "fixed" your vehicle

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