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Battery seems to be ok but engine will not start. I hear a chattering sound (somewhat like an automatic rifle) after the battery first tries to start the engine. I do not think the battery is bad - - lights and auxiliaries (like windshield wipers) work ok. I had an oil change about 2 weeks ago, and the car sat between then and now. Any suggestions?

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Many times the battery can run everything but not start the car. If you can jump start it and it starts then it is the battery. Go to one of the autoparts stores, like advanced, and get it checked to confirm. They will also usually change it for you while you are there if it is bad.

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