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The engine wont turn over. it clicks when i turn the key like the starter is dead but now the radio wont come on and the lights are dim. could it be the battery or alternator?

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BATTERY, IT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THE BATTERY, CHECK FOR CORROSION ON THE TERMINALS AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE TIGHT. IF THEY CHECK OUT OKAY, AND IT WILL ACCEPT A JUMP-START. SEE IF IT RUNS FOR A WHILE. THEN RESTART IT. OF YOU STILL GET A CLICKING. THEN REPLACE THE BATTERY. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. THANKS FOR AN HONEST RATING AND FOR USING FIX-YA. BEST OF LUCK

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If its your alternator your battery light would be on,go for battery first ,also check your leads are tight.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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