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I have a 2012 Ford Fiesta with 53K miles, bought 2.5 years ago. It won't start this morning..the fan goes on intermittently, and there's a clicking sound, but nothing else.

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

Just started today. The fan sounds like it might be in the front dash, though I'm not sure.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Fiesta yourself? What have you tried so far?

Disconnecting the battery (because headlights were staying on even when I used the key fob to try and turn them off). Beyond that I have no idea.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It's an automatic push-button start with Powershift transmission...I've been hearing about a lot of issues with these.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

how old is the battery?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have not replaced it since owning the vehicle.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

ok, its time.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

that's going to be the issue. a battery lifespan is 4-5 years and if you've never changed it then we have no idea how old it is.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

hows it going?

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