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Car shut off and will not start after lights turned on

When I was driving down the road I noticed that I could hear my engine making a loud noise through my radio speakers, (which the radio was not on) I decided to test to see what the car would do once I turned my car lights on, and it sounded like it went into second gear, once I sut the lights off it was fine, when I got to my destination, and parked I turned my lights on again to see what it would do and the car shut off and would not turn back on. What is my problem??

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  • katiemwilson Dec 17, 2008

    I figured it out. HEHE it was acid on the battery. oops thanks for the response.

  • katiemwilson Dec 18, 2008

    I didn't know that my battery was corroded when I posted the comment. thanks for your help anyway

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Seems like a bad alternator and the battery went dead.

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  • O Mclean Dec 17, 2008

    See you didn't say that you battery was corroded

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