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Battery I was wondering if you could let me know if its my starter or my alternater that could be going out. When i start my car it makes a clicking noise then dies. it acts like its going to start then nothing...please let me know what you think. i have a trip i need to make this weekend. need my car

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  • sweetbrie67 Sep 24, 2008

    the battery is fine, i believe its much more than that. if i had the manual and all the right tools id work on the car myself. cuz i sure as hell don't have the money to send it to a shop. if there is anyone else out there with a solution let me know.



    thx

  • sweetbrie67 Sep 26, 2008

    Not sure who i could take it too to test the starter, know anyone i could take it to. i live in medford OR......

  • sweetbrie67 Oct 01, 2008

    Now i have a new problem, The engine shacks rebad the hotter it gets. Any ideas on what would cause it.

  • sweetbrie67 Oct 05, 2008

    I'm not sure what else to say about the new problem. Other than that when i'm driving i really don't notice the shacking so much. Till i come to a stop, the worst of the shacking is when i'm in park or nutral. It almost feels like the car will stall if i don't keep it going, and what i mean by that is keep my foot on the gas and drive.

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Have the battery tested, I think it is going to fail very shortly and leave you stranded

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    yadayada Sep 24, 2008

    Well the fact you drive a Hyandai is a dead give away you strapped for money, have tested the starter yet?

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    yadayada Oct 01, 2008

    You gave me a thanks for trying, which is a zero rating for my % average, we (experts) do this for nothing, just trying to help, try and get a little more info for me about the new problem, OK

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    yadayada Oct 05, 2008

    Do you think I will help when you gave me a thanks for trying rating? We don't get paid for this just trying to offer some free advice based on my 30 years as an auto mechanic. Have a nice day



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