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While driving the car turned off and will not start. Just prior to that the wiper was slowing down like it might stop working. When trying to start it the is some click click sounds. Any idea what is wrong?

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Greendragonf, It sounds like you have an alternator problem. When the alternator fails you will experience symptoms like you describe here. Did your lights dim as well when the wipers started to slow down? When the alternator fails your vehicle is running on the power of the battery and this does not last very long. Any electrical device will start to fade, like the lights, wipers and the radio will fade in and out. The click sound that you hear is most likely the starter trying to start the vehicle but there is not enough energy left in the battery. Have your charging system checked. Good luck with this.

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It's possible your alternator has failed. Remove the alternator and have it tested at your local parts chain. Please let me know if you need instructions or have any other questions.

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