1999 Ford Expedition Will Not Start

Tiny
GLICKHOUSE
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  • 1999 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
I just spent the morning driving about 150 miles, and when I came back out to start my vehicle it was dead. I cleaned and reconnected cables to my battery and that didn't help much. Radio and wiper blades still work. The crazy thing is that when the keys are not in the ignition I hear a very loud clicking sound near the fuse box. Since I know virtually nothing about cars I pulled out fuse 15 to see what would happen. Immediately the clicking sound stopped. I do not know if this means anything, but the clicking sound by my fuse box does not stop. I went to my vehicle after 30 minutes to see if there were any change and it was still making that clicking sound. Any suggesstions. Alternator replaced 3 years ago.
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Saturday, May 24th, 2008 AT 3:43 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Its sounds like the battery has shorted and the surface voltage is down, please follow this link to test the system.

https://www.2carpros.com/how_to/battery.htm

If the battery shorts it will still have enough voltage to run the wipers and such, but no engine starter. and the clicking noise could be a side effect. Next, you must use the original ignition key, not a copy, a copy key does not have the computer chip to allow the vehicle to start. please let me know how it goes :-)
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Sunday, May 25th, 2008 AT 10:25 PM

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