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Driving last night and jeep cut off

When i tried to start it made only a 1 clck sound.could this be the alternator?

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At this point, no one can answer that. What you need to do is make sure that the battery is fully charged. If not have it charged. Make sure that the alternator drive belt is sufficiently tight and in good condition.Make sure both lead connectors are clean and properly tightened (not just on outside, but where they contact battery posts) Make sure that all connections at the other ends of the cables are likewise clean and tight.To do a "quick test" on alternator, With vehicle running, place a volt meter across the battery terminals. With no accessories on, charging volts should be between 13.5 and 14.0v. Turn on all electrical accessories, including high beams. Voltage should not drop below 12.5v.. If it does then you likely need to change alternator.

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