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Q: Car makes clicking sound

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My car makes a clicking sound when I try to start it.

A: It sounds like your battery may be dead. If...

It sounds like your battery may be dead. If you hear a clicking noise and the starter will not engage then your battery is more likely the cause. I would have a technician come out from YourMechanic and inspect the battery and perform a load test on it.

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