2002 Chevy Malibu battery or altenator

Tiny
FLASH1101
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 84,000 MILES
My car is having trouble starting at times, one day it turns on without a problem, and other times it doesnt, I get the battery boosted and it starts, but it takes a little while to start I basically have to hold my key down for a while before it starts, one person is telling me its my battery and others are telling me its my altenator. Now I want to know how do I check to see if its my battery or my altenator thats causing my car not to start.
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Saturday, December 6th, 2008 AT 12:25 AM

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Tiny
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HI there, Have the battery load tested, this is the only true way of testing a battery, have the alternator charge rate checked and get the starter checked for a fault, I would be thinking more a starter fault, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Saturday, December 6th, 2008 AT 12:46 AM
Tiny
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Ill go check those things out and hopefully ill find what exactly is wrong I appreciate your response thanks
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 2:02 PM

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