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My car wont start it makes a ticking noise when u turn the key in its not the starter or battery

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Try this procedure:
Check the battery like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter.
Problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear or starting relay, Have someone bang on the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging the bendix gear..
Hope this helps.

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Sounds like a dead/weak battery. Are you sure the battery is at a full charge and the starter is not drawing too much amperage? Have you tried giving the car a boost with another battery. If all this checks out I would focus on battery cable connections and battery ground

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