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2005 equinox LT wont start after I just drove it to the store got back in to go home. It is making a clicking noise. I had to have it towed. The power windows were slow going up. No lights, or inside lights come on. What's the deal. I just had it services the end of July.

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  • keke7211 Sep 13, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response. The shop is going to call me in the morning. Hopefully that will be it.I thought that is what happened but when I tried to jump start it it did not work. Could this be something else or is it still the battery?

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    I believe your battery just developed a bad cell!

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Sounds like you lost your alternator...anytime your lights dim or radio fades or windows are slow
thats a sign that your battery isnt taking a full charge...could have a cell going bad.....how old is the battery...if more than three years its a good chance its seen its last days you could try trickle charging it over night but buy a new one instead.
Do you steam clean your engine a lot? well if you do keep a rag over the alternator so it doesnt get wet....makes them last longer.

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  • steve t Sep 15, 2009

    is the clicking noise when you try to start it? or all the time when you were towing it home? usually clicking means dead battery..trust me its happened to me a lot..dont let the dealer tell you it something else! Get a new battery...the car is not that old what else could it be ..unless you got a lemon! Sometimes people dont know hoe to jump start a car...you install the jumpers on the good car and put a positive on the dead battery and then the most important is to find a good engine frame good...you do not put it on the other negative post! did they do that?

  • steve t Sep 15, 2009

    Im sorry i meant alternator will keep the battery from charging...but still i"d advise a new battery also, one with as many cold cranking amps that you can afford! 600 -900 amps will suffice..after the repairs you should'nt be stranded for years!

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