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Car runs raggedy, car shuts off and loss of electrical power

Car runs raggedy then shuts itself off. When trying to restart it, the starter clicks but wont start while the interior lights are dim as there is a loss of power and battery dies immediately

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Dash gauges or warning lights?
any/either illuminated?
Never been a fan of removing cable for test, always relied on test equipment...
Do you have access to a volt meter?

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Get the car started. Pull the negative cable off the battery. If it dies, replace the alternator.

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Sounds like an alternator problem.

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Battery is to weak to turn it over or the silsnoid is gone on the starte or the whole starter is shot.Have you tried to boost it?

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SOURCE: Dim interior lights, power locks wont work......

Try looking at your battery. Check the cables to make sure they are tight and clean. Brush the corrosion off with a wire brush. Now, if you have a wiring schematic, find the ground for the interior lights and clean it up too. Oh, put vasoline on it, and the battery cables, to keep them corrosion free. Check the other grounds in the car cabin too.

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One,or both of the battery cables are bad.

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SOURCE: went to get gas, shut car off and removed keys.

Did you clean in the ing. lock cyl. Maybe pocket lint or something blocking.

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SOURCE: my car will not start.

your battery is dead need charging or replacing. the big oh no would be your alternator went bad have some one try to give you a jump.

Posted on Dec 06, 2010

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