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Battery or Alternator??

My blazer wouldn't start this morning and I had to jump start it. As I was driving, all and I mean all of the dash warning lights were flashing on and off randomly as I was driving. When I was stopped they were fine.

When I got to my destination and shut off the engine it wouldn't start again. Not even enough juice to even close the power windows.

So my question, alternator, or battery?

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  • sher-604 Jul 21, 2008

    As it turned out it WAS the battery. It was the stock battery which only had a five year life. We were two years past that!!



    Once a new battery was installed everything (including the charging system) worked. THANKS!



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If the battery doesn't charge it could be either. I would suggest taking the car to Advanced Auto or another reputable company to test the battery and the alternator. The battery could have too many bad cells to maintain a charge or the alternator isn't running. If your battery is older than 4 years that is most likely the culprit.

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