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Please help my Giulietta won't start!

When I turn the key in my car the headlights come on and all these errors will come up on my screen.
I have these errors come up maybe more I didn't write them all down
- Have power steering checked. See handbook
- steering corrector unavailable see handbook
- ESC unavailable see handbook
- Hill holder unavailable see handbook
When I try turn the key all the way the engine I think makes a constant clicking noise and the engine doesn't even kick.
The year of the car is 2011 and its the 1.4L turbo. Thank you for the help!
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It is more than likely that your battery has given up. You can check the voltage with a multi-meter before you go out and buy a new one, but it's very likely to be the problem.
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It is more than likely that your battery has given up. You can check the voltage with a multi-meter before you go out and buy a new one, but it's very likely to be the problem.
Do you think it would be alright if I tried to jump start it?
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Do you think it would be alright if I tried to jump start it?
I'd check the owners manual if I were you. I've only ever used a battery charger on my Giulietta.
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Definitely sounds as said above that your battery is your problem. Had the same thing myself. I have jump started my giulietta many times. Always used the traditional method , positive to positive, negative terminal of source battery to an earth point on your vehicle. Never had a problem. Disclaimer ..Do so at your own risk..
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It will be the battery.

Make sure you have means to jump start the car at your destination as it is likely it will also fail to start once you get there, even if you try to restart immediately after turning off.

Modern batteries seem to die a lot more suddenly than they used to.
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My car battery worked fine in the morning to get to work and failed 8 hours later trying to go home. No warning and tried to charge it but it wouldn't hold a charge. If you do jump start it I think I'm right in saying that you should not connect to the negative pole on the battery of the two cars, connect to an exposed piece of metal, engine or body, only connect the positive cable together on the battery terminals.
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I tend to agree with the posts about it being the battery but before you take a trip to Halfords check, check and check again ALL the connections. Over the very many years that I have run Italian cars the earths are usually suspect. Earth body connects are especially prone to this issue. Always look for the simple options first.
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Could be the alternator to, should give 14volt with a running engine and 12 when the engine is shut down.

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Had this happen on my Giulietta where the car would not start but the Christmas tree effect happened with the lights blaring. Luckily it was just the battery. Similar to your situation where I drove it during the day, had it stopped for a few hours and it gave in.

As ItsMeMarty mentioned, if its not the battery, it could be the alternator so best to check the battery first.

Salute, Giordano.
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