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Battery has plenty of juice, audible clicking when pushing the starter button, but the engine isn't turning over. No fuel smell. Car has only been sitting form2 weeks. Thoughts?
 

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Divide and concur.

Measure the voltage at the battery. an audible click when pushing the starter button is not adequate. A dead battery will make the same noise.

Now that 95% of the problems have been eliminated.

If the car is a manual, what happens if you put the car in 6th gear and try to push the car by hand? Does the motor turn over?

Now go back and check the battery voltage, or just jump the car (+ to +, - to -). I suspect the car will start.
 

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Bad starters aren't unheard of on these cars, either...

I'd just go straight for the jump - if it works, bad battery, if it doesn't, bad starter. The clicking makes me suspect nothing in between.
 

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I just had this one, was the battery. I did a log and graphed my battery over a few days and on day 4 my battery was dead to the point it would not turn over over. I think this varies from car to car, battery to battery quite a bit. I believe a few members use a charger in between drives to prevent the battery from dieing. There is no way my battery would last 2 weeks.
 

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Bad ground?

Take the battery to Autozone or equivalent and they can load test it.

Try push-starting the car. I did it one day. When I started it at home, the battery barely had enough juice to start the car and I only drove it about two miles to the store. When I went to leave - "click". So I pushed it about 4 feet, jumped in, and engaged it in 3rd? gear. Fired right up. and drove home.

Good Luck
 

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You could also jump the car and bypass the battery by connecting the BLACK cable directly to the block. I had a piece of equipment that had a battery/start issue and it turned out that there was unseen corrosion between the terminal and the cable. Nowhere else. Just between the two surfaces.
 
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