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Old 02-25-2011, 12:39 AM
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could it be the starter?

Ok guys yesterday I had my old mans car&the battery light came on not shortly after all of the lights dimed so I pulled over&the car died.Had it towed home.Took a battery that I know is goood&put it in there&the lights came on strong I tried to crank her over&the started made a real weak waaa waaa waaa sound like it wasn't getting juice I've heard bad starters make this noise before.So I put in another good battery I just fully charged&tryd to jump the starter solenoid &same noise.I'm guessing its the starter but how could it of made the car die?btw all my connections are nice clean&tight.

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Take the battery to your local auto store and have it tested.

I might be the alternator
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Take the battery to your local auto store and have it tested.

I might be the alternator
Did you miss the part that said I've tryd 2 other batteries?
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With a known good battery, as you have stated, it's got to be a connection (dirty terminals) loose grn etc.... or a bad starter soleniod. I don't think a bad starter will kill the engine, do think a bad alt and a dead battery will. Not all batteries are created equal and I have learned over the years a battery that will light the lights may not have enough juice to turn the starter over.
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Did you miss the part that said I've tryd 2 other batteries?
your 2 other batterys are junk
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