Q: Car continually clicks, but doesn't start.

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My car won't start, It continually clicks while the odometer and speedometer needles move back and forth like windshield wiper blades.

The battery is most likely too week and the jumping gauges are normal for this problem. I would recommend having a mechanic, like the certified ones at YourMechanic, come and check it out the battery and charging system for you to see what is causing the problem.

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