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Ticking noise when trying to start car

Car has been starting fine. new starter motor fitted in December 2008. tried to start car this morning but it is making a fast ticking noise, the code has been wiped from the stereo, and when i try to turn it over, all the display lights flicker along with the ticking. i have a ford galaxy 2.8 automatic v6. can anyone help?

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  • kpjackson6 Feb 07, 2009

    will try that. thank you. however, the ticking is causing the gear lever to vibrate along with the ticking.

  • kpjackson6 Feb 07, 2009

    THANK YOU! Turns out the battery we have on the car is only standard with 340 cranking amps. we are just about to go and buy a new battery - heavy duty this time!



    thanks again



    Karen

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Hi

Sounds like a flat battery !

Get a jump start, with a good heavy duty set of jump leads.

Then have your battery tested.

Good Luck !

A FixYa rating would be appreciated thanks. !

John.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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