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

  • Tiny
  • Davebible
  • 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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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 4:15 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Caradiodoc
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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.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 4:42 AM
  • Tiny
  • Davebible
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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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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 5:07 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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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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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 5:32 AM

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