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Engine won't start, starter makes rattling sound

I took a 30 minute phone call via bluetooth and foolishly had my engine off when I did so. After a while the bluetooth dropped out and the dash went a bit weird. When I tried to start the car, the starter made this rapid rattling/knocking sound that I've never heard a starter make before. Is it just a simple drained battery? Again, it's not a sound I've ever heard, but then I've never had a battery die on a late-model car before, so I'm not sure.

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Sounds like the battery disharged. If the key was on along with the lights than 20 minutes would be enough to drain the battery. Try a jump start. it should get you going. I would have the battery tested after driving for at least an hour at highway speeds just to make sure it is good.

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

  • andy b Apr 30, 2013

    Thanks for the reply. Hope you're right. I'm used to a quiet clicking noise when this happens...but this sounds like someone banging under the hood with a couple of small hammers. We'll see...thanks again!

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