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The battery in my S Type Jaguar just goes flat. What is the issue

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Have the battery tested at autozone
check the Alternator at autozone.
The serptine belt could be slipping, due to a weak tensioner, or badly worn belt

Good luck

( i hope you never need ball joints for this car--Ouch )

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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If this is a problem with it dying while you drive then it is an alternator problem, but if it is a problem with you coming back to the car in the morning or something and it is dead then you should check the date on your battery and you probably just need to replace it.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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