I think my battery has gone dead...I tried jump starting it earlier today and it did. However, after shutting down after only 20 minutes or so, it wouldnt kick at all. Once again I jumped it..Nothing..inside lights come on, buzzer sound, windows will roll, but it does not crank. I let the other car run for about 10 minutes with the cables, but nada!
So if I replace the battery, whatz the amps that I should be looking for?
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you mentioned new alternator and battery, but it seem that the alternator is not charging, when you install the new battery the car started and run and after hours of running specially if head light is on the car shuts down. this is an indication that the alternator is not charging. (factory defect) have it checked or return part to auto supply.
if alternator is good and you have the car jumped and run it will not shut down even if your battery is dead because the charge of the alternator is enough to power the electrical system of the car until you turn it off. this applies to all cars
There is a switch above the break peddle that is adjustable for the break lights. This is running your battery down that is why the gauges are jumping. Change the battery.. If it is 5 years old draining it dead will kill the cells. Hope this helps.
You'll likely need a new ignition switch. (The electrical side) You can confirm this by pulling the lower steering cover when issue is occurring, and using a test light on the black and yellow wire when turning key to "Start" position. If test light doesn't illuminate, replace switch. (Easy)