Why is there a static noise after Tracker was jump started?

Tiny
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  • 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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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 7:37 PM

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Tiny
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Was the car jumped correctly no reverse terminals?

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 7:43 PM
Tiny
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1st jump was by AAA and 2nd jump by my brother.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 7:47 PM
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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.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Not yet. I just replaced the battery this past Oct.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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Lets start with checking the alternator and battery also make sure the battery cables are clean and tight. Let me know what you find.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 8:56 PM
Tiny
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OK thanks.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 9:01 PM
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Your welcome keep me posted.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 9:12 PM
Tiny
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It ended up being my alternator.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012 AT 5:04 PM
Tiny
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Thats what I thought it would be glad to hear you got it fixed.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
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Just picked up my tracker from a great garage named Linsky's in Gloucester, Ma.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012 AT 8:36 PM

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