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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. What is the battery voltage at when this happens?
Ok, the battery should not boil over, at all. If so, either the new battery is bad or there is something else going on (draw on the battery or an overcharging condition). So, we are going to need to start by checking the battery itself. Just because it is fairly new does not mean it is good. I have seen bad new batteries right off of the shelf.
You can get it load tested at an auto parts store, auto garage or even at a battery store. They will likely do this for free for you.
Replace it if it checks out bad or even marginal.
If that checks out good, then we check the battery cables and connections as well as for draws on the battery and check the alternator output to ensure it is not overcharging the battery.
I suspect either a battery issue or a bad connection at or after the battery. The reason is because this clicking you are talking about comes from low system voltage. Either the battery or a bad connection will cause this low system voltage.
Ok, where is the sound coming from?
Ok, electrical componets do this because they are low on voltage.
Tempature is a huge factor in resistance. When things are week, it will start to act up or happen under "certain conditions". We see this all of the time at the shop. What is the battery voltage at when the engine is cranked over when the dash flickers and goes out?
Ok, good, this sounds like a good reading indicating the battery is good. I would still get it checked just to be sure. However, this brings us back to, what could be causing this. If in fact the rest of the vehicle is losing voltage, then we simply have a bad connection after the battery. You would need to verify that 1 there is low voltage and 2 where the bad connection is at.
Or you could have a security issue going on or a bad module or another electrical issue (module malfunction), but that would not explain the battery boiling over like you are describing.
Anti theft preventing the engine from starting.
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