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Sounds like my car wants to start but the starter want start it only ticks

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Will the car jump start? If yes, check battery terminals for corrosion and tightness. Could also be a bad alternator. See my tips at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5821173-doesnt_car_start_gasoline_engines and let me know if you have questions.

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My name is Dennis and I can be of assistance.
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All this to say you have corroded battery terminals. I know this sounds stupid but think about it, The battery circuit as enough current to power the radio but not the higher current demands like head lights. Clean the battery terminals of resistance causing corrosion and the car will start and your other ignition problems will go away also.
Glad to be of assistance. Please rate the solution because I can learn from your rating.
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