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When turning the key the SUV just goes click click click. once hooked to jumper cables then it starts.

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Check voltage to battery, and the charging rate, could be that the alternator is bad. a fully charged battery should read 12.5 volts or higher with engine off, at least 14.0 volts when running. also check all wires to battery etc.

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