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Why wont my car start there is a clicking under the dash and the check engine light flashes with the clicking

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    Kevin Blair Apr 10, 2015

    Hi ted brobeck, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you.
    Did you test the battery voltage? If the battery is good. Then the next step is to rule out a faulty starter.

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Yup, I agree with Bernd, sounds like the battery. Turn off all accessories, radio, AC, lights, etc., and see if that helps give you the little lift it needs. If not, get a battery boost and let the car run for about 15 minutes, or drive it around for a bit, probably to the store to get a new battery:)

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Battery can be not strong enough to start the engine . than the relay give that sound .

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