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Is it the battery or electrical?

The engine sputters before cranking, the turn indicators work sporadically and the beep that sounds when the doors are locked is sounding weaker.

Is it the battery or a more serious problem?

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Not sure if the faults you describe are related or not,how does engine make a noise before you turn it over ,whats your outside temperature is it cold?? try putting battery on charge for a day and see what happens

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