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When I turn my key the car won't start. It just makes a clicking sound. The radio, interior lights and dash lights come onI but if I leave the key in the aux position all the lights blink and click. I have to jump the battery in order to get my car to start. Once started it's fine, but t6he minute I turn it off it starts all over again. I am hoping it's just the battery but I have a sinking feeling that it is the Altenator therefore the battery will have to be replaced as well.

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You could be right, but first things first. Check your battery connections. Take the cables off and clean the cable ends and battery post with a wire brush or sandpaper. Now re connect the positive cable and hook up a test light between the negative cable and the battery. If the light lights something is draining the battery. If that is the case you need to find what is draining the battery. Remember if you have an under the hood light take the bulb out first. If yopu have nothing draining the bateery and still have the problem you need to have the battery and charging system checked. You have have a bad battery and/or alternator. But check the simple things first.

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No. It is just the battery. If the alternator was bad then the engine would not stay running when you removed the jumper cables. The alternator is what is supplying power to keep you running. So just replace the battery and you will be good to go!

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