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Battery is fully charged, contacts are clean but when the key is turned, we hear a "rat-a-rat-arat-a-rat"

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Solenoid, or you have a dead cell in the battery

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My car does not start after 3 months in the garage...the headlights and other light work, horn works, hazard lights work...but no electricity when i turn the key...the dash panels don't even light up.

First check the battery terminals. CLEAN THEM in and out
If you hear a click when you turn the key and the lights dim then it sat longer than 3 months.
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Hello, Do you know if the new battery is fully charged? Sometimes new batteries are only given a quick charge, which may not be enough to start an engine. Is there any sign of power when you turn the ignition key? Another thing to check is the actual contact on the battery poles. I've seen a case where the inside of the post connector was not clean and prevented a strong enough connection to allow the starter to work.

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Battery in good shape but when I turn key I hear only one click. What could be the problem?

Check your ignition fuse first. Make sure that the terminals are cleaned and you have a good connection and you see no damage. If that all checks out, including fully charged battery, it probably is your starter. Sometimes a starter can be cleaned out or tapped on, and it will start. You could try that. May be able to make a few trips. If you need anything else, contact me back. I am here to help as much as I can. Thank you very much for choosing FixYa.

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The fuel pump kicks in when i turn on the key. the battery is fully charged. but i hear nothing from the starter it wont egage and does absolutelu nothing

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Turn the key.. car does not start. Hear clicking sounds like a machine gun. Charged battery up... still nothing. Alternator or need a new battery?

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Wont start, put new starter and nothing works all you hear is the ding when you turn the key but it dont crank over.

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When i turn the key it sounds like rat a tat tat but does not start.

The fast click is a classic sound of not enough power.

Either the battery is low or dying, or the starter is wearing out and trying to pull more power than the battery can supply.

Once you get it started, jump-started, or whatever, take it to your mechanic to test the battery 1st, alternator 2nd, and if necessary, starter 3rd, in order of cost.

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need new battery the click you hear is lo voltage from the battery or at least have it fully charged then load tested at local parts store

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