Car won't start?

Asked by Dec 30, 2016 at 04:23 PM about the 2006 Ford Focus ZX3 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car has been refusing to start, makes a rapid
clicking noise when i turn the ignition and several
warning lights come on. after several attempts the
clicking will stop completely. i was able to get it
going with a jumpstart and it runs fine after that, so i
thought it might be the battery. however, i got the
battery and alternator tested and they both haven
good readings. i got a vague, unsure suggestion
from two different auto places that it might be my
ignition, but why would a jumpstart help that? very
confused and would just like to have a reliable
vehicle again.

2 Answers

15

Buy one of those code detectors or rent one . That will show you the problem . They usually plug in under the steering wheel

15

also check battery connections or and battery terminal end might be corroded

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