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Car keeps dying starting

Dashboard lights come on but it wont turn over. I got a jump twice and each time itd start and id let it sit for a few minutes but when i turn my headlights on it dies but the heat and the lights in the car still work

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Try replacing your battery. It takes a lot of power to start your motor but only a little to run lights etc. When you get a boost from another car your using the other cars power to start yours.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

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Will it crank over when it won't start? When It dies check for spark at the sparkplugs if none change the ignition module.
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Have you had the battery checked..Cold weather is the worst enemy on a battery. They work fine in summer but cold will get em.

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SOURCE: car died at light. battery light on. got a jump start car cranks as long as cables hooked up. take cables off car dies. will not stay started.

Thatttttt's alternatorrrrr.

Your alternator charges your battery. No alternator, no battery charge.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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Hello u69men33, I am very sorry you're having problems, but, I do have a couple of thoughts.
My first thought is that you have a bad alternator. I say this because, once the engine is running the alternator output should be enough to keep the car running, even if the battery is weak.
My second thought is, and this seems less likely, your new battery doesn't have enough cranking amps for the make and model of your vehicle.
Many people are not aware that vehicles have a minimum cranking amp requirement for the battery that is determined by the equipment in the car. So, they just go and get a new battery that looks like it's about the same size.
A word to the wise, if you're not sure you got the right battery, call any parts store give them the year, make, and model of your car and have them look up what the minimum cranking amps should be, then, look on your battery to make sure it has atleast that many cranking amps. If the battery is new and has the right cranking amps, my money would be on a bad alternator.
I hope this info helps you.

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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