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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.

A: The battery is most likely too week and the...

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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