1992 Buick Century my car will not start

Tiny
MIKEALARS
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  • 1992 BUICK CENTURY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 78,000 MILES
The radio comes on when I put the key in and I can jump start the car but it didn't go very far before it would hesitate while running. I parked it and two days later moved it down the street, more towards the alley. It started okay but now, three days after that, it won't even turn over. Radio still comes on, power windows work. What would the difference be between the distributor, alternator and starter/ignitiion? Do I need to get it computer diagnosed? I have little money but have a buddy who could help with parts replacement.
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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 6:14 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

From what you describe it is possibly your Battery. If your buddy can help take the battery out and take it to your local auto parts store and have them test it.

Sounds like you have a dead cell in the battery if so all or most of eletronics will work because battery is fully charged. The problem lies in the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) which is what is needed to turn over the engine.

Post findings.

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 6:28 PM

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