Q: Q: Battery light is on, car won't start

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I was driving and the battery light came on. 5 minutes later the van only stayed in one gear. When I pulled up in front of my house and shut the van off and tried to start it again, it would not turn over and it kept making a clicking sound every time I tried to turn it over. What could be the problem?

My car has 177777 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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