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My battery is dead and when I jumped it (it took a few minutes to jump) the lights flicker inside the car and out not sure if its the alternator or what.

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  • Jeff Ferrell May 11, 2010

    Did the battery die because you left lights on or a door open or something to that effect? Or you woke up one day and tried to start it and nothing. When the vehicle is running, use a volt meter to read the battery's voltage, it should be around 14 volts while it's running. If it's not, then the alternator is the problem.


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Take your car to an autoparts store. Most can check the charging system in the parking lot. This will save you time and trouble with diagnosis (not to mention money and nuckles).

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