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01 aurora sitting in my car 5min nd everything worked,tried to turn on engine it went click and everything died like dead batt.tried to jump,nothing,charged 24hours,nothing,charger says batt is full.

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Not battery it's the alternator

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Sounds like a bad ground to me. Follow the negative cable to where it bolts to the engine or frame, undo the bolt and clean the mounting surface and bolt with a wire brush. This is what was wrong with my truck, and it had the same problem.

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Check for bad connections art the battery. If they are good, get a volt meter and start testing the connections going back to the under hood fuse box. If everything is dead, you must have a blown fusible link or a bad connection somewhere between the battery and the fuse block.

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If the security light comes on when you try to start it, you may need to wait three minutes to try to start it again. If the "computer chip" in the ignition key was not making good contact in the steering column when it was inserted. If the "security" light comes on after you initially try to start it, then wait three minutes, and try it again when the light goes off, if this is the problem. It happens occasionally with my piece of ---- Aurora. It may need to have a new key programmed.

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Sir I can help you with this, I have all the service manuals on your truck and will provide anything you need, but this honestly sounds like a bad wire connection or ground on a primary battery cable. I would trace all my battery cables and clean every connection even the engine ground cable and the one at your starter. I will be glad to help you further, I can post step by step trouble shooting guides on your truck if you need them. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 98 bmw 740i wont start

Battery is in trunk compartment. Must be positioned exactly and locked down. Not easy to do and keep in position unless using BMW battery. There is a slight size difference (BMW wants to sell their batteries - at inflated price.) Save yourself the headaches and get BMW battery. In the meantime, just move your battery position a little bit until trunk light comes on. Car will start if trunk light is on - unless the problem is really something else. Hope this helps. Let me know.

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i had a 2003 ctc that did the same thing, it wouldn't start or would make a clicking sound and about 1 mth after the problem started aND mechanics could not find a problem my car caught on fire and burned completely from something under the right side of the hood. i had just parked the car and got out, it happened really fast. the fire chief said the cause was unknown????

now i have a 2004 cts and i'm having the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! has anyone else had this happen???? please be cautious if your cts is doing this, during the fire my doors locked and had to be pried into by fire chief.

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SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 starting problem

i start the car, no start, it only make clicking sound.

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