Car will not start, only hear occasional ticking

Tiny
NATHANP
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  • 2016 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
The car has not been used too much over the winter. I make sure to drive the car at least once every week. The weather started getting warmer and now the vehicle wont start. When I try to start it, an engine light comes on and I can only hear a slow whirring with occasional ticks. When I turn the fans on, the radio shuts off. Windshield wiper speed may be slower, not too sure. I have tried charging the battery and boosting the car with no luck. Is this just a bad battery?
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Sunday, March 14th, 2021 AT 10:03 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

The battery is my first suspect. What I need you to do is load test the battery. Follow this link:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

If the battery fails, confirm battery terminals are clean and tight. If they are, remove the battery and take it to a parts store. Have them charge it and then load test it. Most will do this for free hoping to sell a battery.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care and God Bless,

Joe
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Monday, March 15th, 2021 AT 8:00 PM

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