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Battery or Altenator?

The car was running fine yesterday as far as I know. When I went to turn the car on this morning It wouldn't turn over, however, the car isn't dead. When I turn the key the lights come still come on, so there is power to the car. Its just when i got to fire it up, I get about one crank out of the engine and then it stops trying to turn over.

So after a boost the car started fine, ran fine, and I drove around for a hour in hopes that charging the battery enough to maybe get a second start out of it while I ran inside and got the directions to a local mechanic. But no luck. even after all that driving the exact same problem persists. But the fact the car runs fine once started is leading me to believe the battery has crapped out.

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  • Danarchy101 Nov 10, 2008

    Yup, I really thought it was the altinator since a boost of the car got it running and after I drove it around the car still died after I tried re-starting it. But instead of taking it to a mechanic I took the battery and out and brought it in to get tested. Sure enough the battery had crapped out and as soon as I replaced it with a new one its been running fine every since. Thanks for the response.

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Ya it is most likely the battery since those are more common to ware out.

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