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Car was running fine, stopped at the grocery store on the way home, left the store, clicked the trunk to put the groceries in, got into the car, put the key in the innition turned the key, no power, no start. A kind person attempted to give me a jump to no avail. When i tried to start the car while it was being jumped, the car made a clicking sound? Help !

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  • helpmy500 Dec 17, 2008

    I might have the same problem. It only happens about 1 every 6 months but for some reason the car just won't even try to start. I have radio and lights but nothing happens. Every time, a few hours later it will start right up. The mechanics can't replicate the problem, so I can't seem to get it fixed.

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Happened to me as well - drove to the mall, returned to the car 45mins later and nothing. Tried to jump it to no avail. No advance warning in terms of slow crank / hard to start. Had it towed to a dealership and was informed that the battery had simply died. Was surprised to learn that it is not uncommon (and I don't mean with just Five Hundreds or Fords); I've since confirmed w/ others that the battery may simply and suddenly fail. Fortunately mine was still under warranty.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

Was the anti-theft system activated? Mine did that and had to be taken in to Ford. As a result of an immobilized engine my battery ended up being drained...... $225 later (was not covered by extended warranty :( ) my car finally was fixed... now my upper motor mount needs replacing

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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