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Definitely just insufficient current to run the starter motor. What happens (causing the flashing/clicking) is that when you turn the key, the starter relay/solenoid switches on, and the starter motor pulls all the available current, dropping the battery voltage extremely low. It can no longer power the relay, so the relay springs back and the load (starter ...
My first thought is battery dead, or a poor connection at the battery. What happens to the dome light while you are trying to crank it?
If your last paragraph is the question, I think it is far too broad. You would be best off getting the manual and with its help: reconnecting anything that should be connected cleaning anything dirty or full of insects etc check continuity of all wires individually and replace any that are faulty check spark plugs check air inlets move all mechanical parts ...
You might be interested in this question: What are the audible symptoms of a failing starter motor? The diagnosis in that question and answer period was that I probably had an aging starter motor (correct).
If it's a manual transmission, possibly the starter motor is slow to disengage and is grinding against the flywheel as the engine is firing up. The low oil is very suspicious though and doesn't go along with that. Could just be a coincidence. Or, could be pointing to something far worse. However, engine related startup scary noises are normally more of a ...
The first thing you should try is replacing the battery completely, contrary to what you're guessing. Whether or not you can turn on your headlights or turn on your radio has little bearing on the health of your battery and whether it can start the engine. The fact that you haven't ever replaced the battery since buying the car in 2008 and now the car is ...
Since shorting the starter worked it sounds like the issue is with your key/ignition. Something isn't powering the starter when you turn the key? Could also be bad power or ground wire to the starter.
A car needs 3 things to start: Fuel, Air, & Spark. You can do try the following to either rule in or rule out the missing piece: To make sure you're getting air and spark, try taking off the mass air flow cover from your manifold, and spark a little starter fluid directly into the intake, while attempting to start the car. If the car is getting a spark, ...
Most modern car manufacturers do proper research, development and testing before they introduce new features in an automobile. Since start and stop technology was not existing some years back, older vehicles will not benefit from this function. Newer cars which already come installed with such features have no problem whatsoever, but it is advisable to shut ...
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