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sorry, I thought I was "talking to the same gentleman from last night. I traveled from Tennessee to Colorado; car was running fine until I stopped to get gas. Would start, I turned everything off & everytime I turned to ignition the only thing that would go "nuts" was the CD player. After 3 tries, it started up & kept runnng no matter how many time I stopped. It didi it again on the second day. I did notice if I turned the fan on high while running the AC, the car would hesitat a little and the air got warm.
After arriving in Denver, unpacking & starting the car again, it would not start, had to jump the battery. Got halfway down the road and after applying the brake it died again, had to jump it again. The gentleman I corresponded with last night, suggested to check voltage on battery & alternator belt. Those seemed to check out fine. According to my son, voltage on battery read over 14. Any idea if it may be the alternator & if that is it, do they start going bad like this. I always thought if the alternator went out, jumpig the battery wouldn't do any good. By the way, the battery is 1 year old.