I'm hoping someone can help me diagnose this car problem (car won't start). I made a short video here so you can hear the noise it makes when trying to start:
Short summary of the problem:
- Car has been sitting for 3 months (warm climate)
- I initially thought the battery was drained, so I tried jump-starting it. No luck. It made the same clicking noise you hear in the video.
- I then trickle-charged the battery overnight (trying to avoid spending money on a new battery). To my suprise, the charger indicated it took a charge, so I reinstalled the battery, turned the key, and it made the same clicking noise you hear in the video.
- The starter was replaced (refurbished) about six months ago.
In my limited knowledge of working on cars, I've never seen a completely dead battery (lifespan exhausted), which is probably what is confusing me so much.