Sorry, this is not a reply, but a continuation of the problem. I don't think this is a simple dead battery. I have exactly the same problem, but with a much older vehicle. (1999 Ford Windstar SE) The battery and alternator were replaced 2 months ago with brand-new after market components. Vehicle was working fine a few days ago. The strangest thing is that the ticking is constant EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO KEY IN THE IGNITION! Boosting did not help, there was no reaction to the boost. The only way the ticking stops (yes, it does sound like a time bomb!) Is if I try to start the car normally (when key is released, the ticking starts again) OR if I disconnect the battery. When I re-connect the battery, the ticking starts again. The ticking seems to be coming from a box (that I cannot seem to open) to the right of the battery. This might be the fuse box?
Saturday, November 10th, 2012 AT 10:30 PM