1978 Buick Electra car trouble

Tiny
DONELLE34
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  • 1978 BUICK ELECTRA
  • 0.7L
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
Went start it just make a clicking sound but won't start. And when it do it hesitate. I put new starter and alternator on vehicle. Please help.
Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 1:02 AM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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This is typical of a battery or cable problem. Start by measuring the battery voltage. It should be 12.6 volts if it's good and fully-charged. If you find it's round 12.2 volts, charge it at a slow rate for an hour. If it's close to 11 volts, it has a shorted cell and must be replaced.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 1:14 AM

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