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Q: Won't start!!

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My brother took the car out, and it overheated, the spark plugs and the caps both were fried. I forcefully had to remove them. I got new spark plugs and distributor cables, but now the car won't start. When I turn the key the, lights go black and the car makes a clack clack clack sound. I think the distributor cables are in the wrong order, but I am not sure.

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If, when you turn your key to the on position, your dash light flickers and you hear a clicking noise while trying to start your car - the first thing to do is check your battery. With a multi-meter, check the battery voltage. There should be a minimum of 12.5 volts to be able to start your vehicle (13.5 - 14.5 is fully charged). If you need further assistance, a certified YourMechanic technician can be dispatched to your location to help diagnose your vehicle’s starting issues.

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