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I would suspect that the tick you hear is a low voltage click.
How much water did you have to add to the battery?
Sometimes when a battery is really low on electrolyte and you have to add more than a few ounces to get it full again it will shock the battery and it will never come back to life. I have a fleet of about 1200 ford vehicles and we never have much luck getting the motorcraft (original ford) batteries to take a charge if the water level is low.
The first thing to do would be to remove the battery and take it to a parts store that can test it. If it tests ok you might have them put it on their trickle charger, unless you have your own. A good long slow charge might wake it back up, but we see batteries that will test ok on a conventional tester, charge ok, and then fail a load test all of the time.
Obviously if it tests bad, then you will need a new battery.
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