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Hey guys i got one for ya, couple of days ago my 2001 ford focus die'd on the lawn, died as in, when i attempt to turn the engine over, the dashboard lights blink, along with a clicking sound coming from the engine compartment, when i can get it to turnover, it sounds as if a small dinosaur is dieing, any ideas?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    any chance the noise is coming from the starter?

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Sounds like the styarter and altenator

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Battery connections dirty, or loose or battery no good.

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