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Lights are on, all bells all on, when i start to turn it over to start it it makes a ticking sound and wont start

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Your battery is flat. It has enough power to run the accessories but insufficient to crank the engine. Try some booster cables or charging the battery. This could be a one off but most likely the battery is on the way out especially if it is around three years old.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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The battery doesn't appear to have enough charge to turn over the motor, running the lights etc doesn't require alot of power compared to what it would take to start the car. a boost will confirm that. you will need to test further to see if the alternator has failed or the battery.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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