2003 Ford Focus makes rapid clicking noise

2003 Ford Focus

My car wont crank. The lights and radio come on and makes a rapid clicking noise when trying to start.

Rapid Clicking Noise When Trying to Start

Your Battery is weak. The battery is not strong enough to turn the starter over but has plenty of power for the lights and radio. The radio requires as little as 5 amps to function. The starter requires as much as 250 amps. Charging or replacing the battery will be required. If the battery is close to 4 years old or older, replace it anyway. It will save you from a repeat situation.