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What could be wrong with a 2001 Ford Taurus if all it did was make a clicking sound but would not start?

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2004-09-26 17:15:10
2004-09-26 17:15:10

1. Starter is frozen (bearings seized) 2. Poor contact at starter solinoid 3. Low or dead battery.

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