Q: Q: Car will not crank.

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I have a 2001 s40. It was making a noisy ticking sound till this morning. When it abruptly stopped. But not before making one final loud tick. For fear of engine damage I turned car off. Let sit for like 15 minutes and now it won't crank. It has had trouble cranking for a couple of weeks now. And not sure exactly what could be causing it not to crank.

My car has 220000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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