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Car makes a ticking noise when I try to start it. Tightened the cables, checked water in battery cells.Wouldn't start last week tightened the cables and it started, but not this time.

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Take a piece of sandpaper, pull the cables off, and rub the terminals to bright and shiny. Then follow the cables to wherever they go, and make sure ground is tightened well onto the engine block/firewall/wherever, and the positive goes nicely to the starter and wherever else. Your battery might be slowly going down, but I doubt it.

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