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I'm Billy and i will assist you with this.
The most probable reason for this, would be a faulty alternator.
but doesn't it make the clicking sound when the battery/alternator are having issues?
The alternator should charge the battery, and if the alternator is faulty the battery would be drained, causing symptoms, like you had.
if the battery is dead, the starter would click, and not turn.
if it is not the alternator, is there something else that can cause it?
One other reason, would be the battery cables are not tight or the contacts not clean.
Also you may check if engine ground cable (a thick cable from chassis to engine) it should have tight and clean contacts.
BotXXXXX XXXXXne and check sequence:
- check battery contacts, make sure they are tight.
if it were to be the alternator, what $$ is likely? is this something that can be a DIY project?
- jump start the vehicle, and if the vehicle starts, you should check the voltage at battery it should be higher than 13V
i can provide documents and step by step instructions for alternator change (you should although be a bit experienced and have the right tools)
i'm sure i can recruit the help & tools. thanks.
i have looked into other forums and they indicate it may be the timing belt. is that something u think is possible?
ok, i will provide test instructions, and removal and installation instructions....just a sec....
after you had the jump start, did the engine run ok.....at least for a few seconds?
it did, i was able to get up to 45mph, didn't want to test further and risk a ticket!
then it most probably is not the timing belt
ok. good to know.
the alternator removal and installation: click here
the alternator test procedure (this is difficult, so i suggest you turn vehicle on, and check battery voltage should be higher than 13v): click here
also important info: click here
- first check the battery contacts,
- then alternator plug and engine ground wire
- then alternator belt (if loose or worn)
- then alternator voltage
This check sequence would pinpoint the culprit, and you have the info for replacing...
do you need further explanation....
no, i think this will be enough. i will take this to my dad and see if he can help.
is a replacement alternator expensive?
Get back to me if for follow up on this matter.....and tell me your findings, if need be...
an alternator would cost anywhere between 50 and 250$ (depending on residence, new or used, or reconditioned) you may even fix your own...when you make sure it is the alternator (remember the check sequence...so the alternator is last resort)
The check sequence again:
do you need further info.......
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