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Car wont start until i give it a jump i put new battery and had alternator checked its good. when i try to start it all it does is make clicking noise

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Sounds like an intermittent Earth connection. Check all the battery and earth leads where they connect to the Battery, Engine, Starter Motor and Body. If possible disconnect, clean and reconnect.

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