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Q: My car's accessories come on but the engine clicks and doesn't start

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My car lights come on including the radio & a/c. When I try to start my car the engine clicks & will not start. I tried jumping it to turn it on & it came on, it let me drive maybe 5mins before cutting off again. I tried jumping it again after that & the engine cuts right off after I take the jumping cables off it won't stay on anymore. I also don't have a serpentine belt, do you think it's the belt or dead battery?

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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