The car is having trouble starting. The lights would flicker and the engine made clicking noises?

Tiny
MAGZ1983
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  • 2019 FORD FIESTA
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 56,000 MILES
The car is having trouble starting. Originally all the lights would flicker, and the engine made clicking noises. Took it to check the starter and battery can't remember the other system check that was done, but everything came back good. Had erosion on the batteries negative terminal cleaned it off completely. The car started up perfectly. Took a test drive came home sat for about 15 minutes went to head back out failed to start twice before it started on the third try.
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Sunday, September 18th, 2022 AT 1:38 PM

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Tiny
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This is a classic bad battery symptom. here is a guide to help confirm the issue and instructions below to show you how to change out the battery in your car:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-car-battery

You will need to reset the battery monitor after the new battery is installed using a scan tool, watch this video to see how.

https://youtu.be/ETNv2S_idIU

Also, this video shows the job being done on a similar car, the process is the same:

https://youtu.be/Yb-ytljdCjc

Check out the images (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Monday, September 19th, 2022 AT 12:34 PM

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