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My car won't start, you hear one click, but nothing, we have to jump it to get to start. The alt. and the batt. and the starter work fine.. Plus our headlights don't work.

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How sure are you that the alternator and the battery works fine. these symptoms of having to jump it to start and your headlights not working are symptoms of a faulty/ dead battery. when the battery is weak or dead, it doesn't provide enough power to start the engine. you might think the battery is fine probably because its new or it was purchased recently. you can have a good alternator, but if the connection from your alternator to your battery is bad, (maybe the wire is partially burnt, usually caused by the fixing of a new device example the air condition motor) it could cause your battery to be drained by the car but not charged enough by the alternator

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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If the vehicle need to be jumped then the battery is too weak to start the car.
1. replace battery
2. with good battery start car and check charging system If voltage reads below 13volts possibly the alternator is bad.

Check bulb in headlight ( do not touch the glass part of the head lamp)
a good way to check is replace one with a new one see if it comes on.
If not check fuse for the headlamps ( I am assuming you are talking about low beams)

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