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Battery 11.37v but car died, etc..

I was driving my sister to school this morning and my ABS and battery check light came on, than my dashboard lights turned off. And on the way back from the school my lights came back on but turned off half way home, when i was getting to my house the engine started struggling probably the fuel pump due to no battery power..
I checked the battery and it has 11.37v and it says its good, but when i try to start the car it makes a loud clicking noise repeatedly...what could be the problem? a starter?
2002 Ford Explorer XLT is the car.

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    Jeff Hammack May 11, 2010

    if necessary jump off the truck, measure the battery voltage with the engine running, if it is below 13.5v your altenator is not working, the altenator can be removed by you and tested at autozone, let me know

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Charging voltage is 13.8 volts. battery voltage at least 12 volts. check charging system first

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