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I have a 2002 ford focus. This morning it made a clicking sound and would not start. About 20 minutes later it started, I turned it back off and it started again. What could the problem be??? I am afraid it will do this again.

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Your battery is dying. It is also possible that its the alternator but if the battery is original it is almost certainly the battery and it will likely do it again until the battery is replaced. The clicking sound you heard is the starter solenoid trying to start the car (but failing). The reason it started later is because the internal temperature of the battery had risen a enough to allow the solenoid to "pull in" and start the car. Any autoparts store can test the battery/alternater for free and confirm which is the problem.

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