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Car won't start and now makes a rapid ticking noise

When the ignition is turned please help

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  • jroberts705 Jan 22, 2009

    i am having the same issue with my car right now...

    went to start it up, (it was rather cold out) it was really struggling to start and then just gave up... tried again and now i get the rapid ticking noise and all the lights on the dash board light up and the all of the meters go back and forth.

  • chadbaldwin Feb 04, 2009

    I also, have the same problem however I new my battery was dead to begin with. I tried starting it when it was cold after it has been sitting in the garage for a couple of months. When I went to start it the first time it didn't make any sounds and the meters would just fly back and fourth.

    So I figured ok, it just needs a jump. the next day I went to give my rx8 a jump, all of the inside lights were on and it looked like I had full power, but when I went to turn the car over... it just sat there and made this rappid clicking sound.

    Before I put it away for the winter it was running just fine, so I don't understand!

    Please Help!!



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All of this is result of low battery as all of you know but for the one who it wouldnt start and then killed your battery the rotary engine with its desing will flood after just a few attempts to start so most likley it was flooded and if your battery was already low than im sure you killed in a short amount of time

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