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Tried to start but all I get is a click sound - no turnover

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Hi, this problem requires a bit of troubleshooting. I did send you a list of steps in a separate post, but I can step you through it here. First, I recommend you try to jump start the car, as this will narrow down the possibilities. If the car will jump start, the problem is likely a low battery or corroded/loose battery terminals. A low battery might be caused by a failed alternator. Let's cross that bridge if we get there.
If the car will not jump start, does it click only once when you turn the key or does it click-click-click. If the latter, the problem may be a bad starter relay or a bad solenoid. If it clicks only once, the problem is likely your starter.
Please try a jump start and let me know what happens. Then I will advise you on any needed repairs. When you reply, please also provide your model and year of manufacture.
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