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Car wont start

Last night head lights went low while drive, check engin light went sputtered and died. I gotta jump, the head light were still low but drove it about 5 miles, then it died again.Jumped the car this morning, wouldnt hold a charge,replaced the battery with a new one. When you turn the key you can hear the starter trying to go, but it still wont start. So, replaced the altinator. Now low and behold it still wont start any help or ideas will be much appreciated.
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  • marcibabeee Oct 03, 2009

    but it doesnt completely start, I hit the gas but it sound like im gonna flood it

  • marcibabeee Oct 03, 2009

    the altinator & battery were both replaced this morning

  • timthinks May 11, 2010

    does the motor turn over?



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Sounded like the altinator, when you replaced it did you plug it in and check it.. Thanks wired good luck

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