Mechanics

ALTERNATOR OR BATTERY?

2004 Saturn Ion

Electrical problem
2004 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 72000 miles

When I turn my engine on there is a constant clicking noise. Then when I hit the gas the clicking noise becomes more rapid. I was at a red light yesterday and the car shut off, it would only stay on if I held the gas pedal. Is this the battery or alternator? Is there a way to check and see which one it is?
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Willywan27
March 19, 2010.



Im gonna say the battery is not up to par, but that could be because the alternator, isnt charging it correctly. I will send you some videos and info on how to check both.

Legitimate007
Mar 19, 2010.
http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/battery.htm

Legitimate007
Mar 19, 2010.