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MY CAR WON'T START IS IT POSSIBLY THE COMPUTER?

2007 Dodge Nitro • 93,000 miles

My car wouldn't start and the lights started flashing dimly, I had to disconnect the battery to get it to stop flashing. There was a clicking sound under the windsheild on the cowl, not at the starter.I reconnected the battery but the lights came on and it still wouldn't turn over.
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Davebible
August 28, 2012.




Sounds like you have a bad battery. Measure the voltage; it should be near 12.6 volts. If you find around 11.0 volts or less, the battery has a shorted cell and must be replaced.

Caradiodoc
Aug 28, 2012.
Thanks caradiodoc, I'm a retired Chyrsler worker and on a fixed income so I hope it is only the battery

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Davebible
Aug 28, 2012.
If the lights keeps flashing after reinstallation of the battery terminals, it could be the security system has been triggered, which could also be due to a weak battery and occurs during attempted cranking.
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KHLow2008
Aug 28, 2012.

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