Mechanics

WHY IS THERE A STATIC NOISE AFTER WAS JUMP STARTED?

2003 Chevrolet Tracker • 153,000 miles

My tracker won't start and I had to have battery jump started. I just replaced the battery 8 months ago. After jump start I turned on ac which wasn't working very well. Then I got this static noise that sounded like it was coming from the radio but radio wasn't on. Turned on radio stations wouldn't come in very well. And I noticed turn signal would only work when I shut off the radio and ac.
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Dawn66
July 2, 2012.



Was the car jumped correctly no reverse terminals?

Saturntech9
Jul 2, 2012.
1st jump was by AAA and 2nd jump by my brother.

Tiny
Dawn66
Jul 2, 2012.
Alright you said first and second jump have you had the alternator and battery tested yet?From what you have said so far I would say sounds a like a charging issue and probably needs a battery.

Saturntech9
Jul 2, 2012.
Not yet. I just replaced the battery this past Oct.

Tiny
Dawn66
Jul 2, 2012.
Lets start with checking the alternator and battery also make sure the battery cables are clean and tight. Let me know what you find.

Saturntech9
Jul 2, 2012.
OK thanks.

Tiny
Dawn66
Jul 2, 2012.
Your welcome keep me posted.

Saturntech9
Jul 2, 2012.
It ended up being my alternator.

Tiny
Dawn66
Jul 5, 2012.
Thats what I thought it would be glad to hear you got it fixed.

Saturntech9
Jul 5, 2012.
Just picked up my tracker from a great garage named Linsky's in Gloucester, Ma.

Tiny
Dawn66
Jul 5, 2012.
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