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Car was cranking fine then I shut it off went in a store and came out and it wouldn't turnover, so I thought the battery was dead so I got someone to jump me off. But when we put the cables on and waited a few minutes we tried it and it did the same thing everything came on and when I turned it over it turned over very slow then stopped and everything in the car shut of until I let the ignition go. So we let it charge for about ten more minutes and it was the same thing, it acted like it didn't have any cables Hooked to it. And my battery voltage gage still read low. And I also noticed when we turned it over the tensioner tightened and untightened but when I untightened the bel was loose.

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Hold on!!! 3 elements, power/spark/fire, fuel, air. If the car cranks, there is power, if it wont ignite it's usually the fuel system, did you check your fuel level? If you smell gas and its cranking then theres an air problem but thats rare. And people, if you have a car sit for a month or so, yes you may end up with a drained battery as some cars have alarm systems built in. or like my 79 vette a phantom power leach. And please jump your vehicles properly, first leave jumping car running, connect red/+ to good battery then Red+ to bad car then neg black- to bad car battery terminal then black to frame of good car. never hook up cars while jumper car is not running as the drain is immediate and you may end up with 2 dead batteries. and just because you start dead car doesnt mean the battery is charged for the next start up, you have to charge it with alternator by driving at least a good hour. if your battery is good then go to fuel system...start with the tank hole...is there gas, next is pump, then filter then carb or injection but fuel regulators and hoses are there too. good luck

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you said you cleaned the grounds did you also clean the positive side of the battery ? The starter is ok because you said that when you jump it it starts up fine .. check your battery posts again .. thanks Jerry holler if you need more help

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At first blush, sounds like corrosion on the battery cables either at the battery or at the other end at the alternator or starter. There are several sprays at the auto parts store that will clear the corrosion but the best way is to remove the cables and clean both the cable ends and the posts. Once you're able to rule out the cables/connections having the charging system checked would be next point of order but its more likely to be the cables. A car that won't run on it's own isn't getting enough power from the alternator so I'd check the negative cable first.

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what probley happened the alternator started to heat up alittle to much and caused the belt to spin on the pulley i would go ahead and get the alternator replaaced as soon as possible. as for the lights dimming and the gauges not working you was running off your battery making the vehicle mess up i would also get your battery checked while your at it.

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The 2006 has an engine imobiliser in the ignition and micro chip in the key fob. There could be a low battery in your key fob. Take your spare key or your good key and hold it right beside the push button when cranking. See if that allows the engine to fire and remain on. If so replace the battery inside the fob. You can do this by pulling the glove box (silver) key from the end of the fob and inserting the tip of the key into its slot sideways to pop open the **** shell housing and expose the internal battery.
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it all sounds like a loose cable or a dirty one at the battery or the starter

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