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car didn't start in the cold, got jumped then was a bubbling sound and won't start

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Old 15 Dec 2009, 02:30 am
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Default car didn't start in the cold, got jumped then was a bubbling sound and won't start

Hi, my 2002 cruiser started this morning (it was minus 30 celsius, and the car was plugged in all night and all day) but later today it wouldn't start-It was making a clicking sound. I got it jump started, let it run for about a half hour to charge the battery, and when I shut it off, there was a bubbling noise, and it won't start again. I will try it again in the morning, but i don't know if it'll start. My car didn't start one time during the summer as well, but i hadn't started it for a couple of months before that. It was jumped and left on for a half hour and worked fine after that until today. I've never heard the bubbling sound before.
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Old 15 Dec 2009, 06:35 am
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Clicking sound with engine not turning over is classic symptoms of a low battery.
The bubbling or "gurgling" sound is classic sound of coolant bubbling into overflow bottle. Where was the temperature gauge at when you shut the car off?
There are several possible causes for that noise - the engine fan not coming on is probably most common.
Open the hood, start the car, and turn A/C on, then go out & look/listen - does the engine fan come on?
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