I have a 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. I just got the alternator changed, cost 450. I have no money to get anything else done. Yesterday we had a big storm come through and it’s now 30 degrees out. My car tries to turn over then starts clicking again. I have a new battery and alternator. I also just got the car a month or two ago. What could be causing this problem?

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    Did you charge the new battery before installing it? It might be that it simply doesn't have enough energy to start the engine at this time.
    – jwh20
    Jan 4, 2022 at 16:04
  • I sent it back to the mechanic I bought it from Jan 4, 2022 at 16:43
  • Welcome to this group. How many miles on this vehicle?
    – zipzit
    Jan 4, 2022 at 23:41
  • Sure sounds like a weak/dead battery. Did the vehicle sit for a long period of time between starts? 30 degrees is not generally a big problem for healthy and even less-healthy car batteries.
    – mike65535
    Jan 5, 2022 at 14:13

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I had a similar issue, it sounded like it was coming from the throttle body or maybe something under the dash board (maybe both) mine ended up being the positive battery terminal, check the ground as well.

I'm still curious what would cause that noise though.

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