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Old 11-14-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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Battery or Alternator??

When i get up in the morning and its cold.. My car either has just enough juice to start or it almost compleatly dead... Is it the battery... I think it is but im not sure...
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Re: Battery or Alternator??

Probably the battery, carry it to your local auto zone or something of the sort and let them check it for you. I need to do the same for mine, I think the factory battery is finally starting to give.
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Probably the battery, carry it to your local auto zone or something of the sort and let them check it for you. I need to do the same for mine, I think the factory battery is finally starting to give.
Mine is too I think...when I run the heater, my car idles @1000 rpms...without the heater, it idles @750 like it shoud
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Re: Battery or Alternator??

I can tell mine b/c the other day I had the car off with the lights on to help a friend change a flat. Took no more than 20 minutes, went to start my car and nothing but clicking. Also, my cranking power has become less and less the colder it gets. I'm gonna wake up one morning and get no crank from my car. I guess I need to stop being cheap and just buy a new one already, 5 years/84k miles from a battery isn't too bad
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Re: Battery or Alternator??

I'd bet money on a battery if it's 5 years old...........
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I'd bet money on a battery if it's 5 years old...........
I'm the stubborn type, I'll buy a new one when this one absolutely goes out. Time to charge my portable jumper and keep it in the car again lol.
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