Mechanics

BATTERY OR ALTERNATOR?

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. I was at a red light and the car engine shut off. The only way it would stay on is if I held down the gas. When I give it more gas the clicking noise becomes more rapid. Is this the battery or alternator? If so how would I check to see which one it is?
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Willywan27
March 19, 2010.




I suspect both battery and alternator, you cant be sure till both are checked.

Legitimate007
Mar 19, 2010.
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Legitimate007
Mar 19, 2010.
Thanks, I will check them both tomorrow.

Tiny
Willywan27
Mar 19, 2010.
Great, keep me posted

Legitimate007
Mar 19, 2010.

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