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What is wrong with a car when it won't start is just makes clicking sound?

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2012-12-12 01:47:46
2012-12-12 01:47:46

battery or corroded connection on battery

One click most likely is a bad starter motor or solenoid.

Many clicks battery or connection problem.

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