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Old 01-29-2010, 01:09 PM
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Well the alternator sounds good, and if your talking about the headlights, then the battery sounds good too.

It could very well be the starter going out but first check to see if the ground wire coming out of the battery is tightly grounded to the car. You should also check to see if the power wire is connected tightly to the starter. I would also do a charging system test anyway since most auto part stores do it for free.