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Wouldn't start...just click...click, then we finally got it jumped. While driving home, no battery power, no lights, then it began to lose power. Now it is dead on hiway 60...please help. I run a no kill animal shelter, and really need advice!

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Sounds like an alternator problem where the battery is not getting charged sufficiently to keep the vehicle going. If the battery and alternator are replaced at the same time, this is probably a good fix.

Is the battery or charge light on when running? Does it light up when the ignition is turned on but before running? The latter would be normal and the former would mean there is a bad alternator or slipping belt.

Good luck on this repair.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

  • pet4u Oct 02, 2010

    Thanks! You were right on. Before I even got your answer a friend of mine took me to look at it and we found the alternator belt GONE! This was the problem and a new belt

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Oct 03, 2010

    Oh, ok. Congratulations on finding a fix for it.

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