Engine won't turn over, Possible Starter or Alternator?

Tiny
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I have 2003 Ford Taurus and the engine won't start. I started out about a week and a half ago having a little trouble cranking, then it worked fine for a while and then had a little more trouble, until eventually yesterday it just stopped. I've tried replacing the battery but still nothing. When it was having trouble before I still had radio/air/lights inside, and still do with the new battery. However it tries to turn over with a little clicking then just some groaning. My friends and I were thinking starter or alternator, but not sure which.
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-Grant S
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Saturday, September 8th, 2007 AT 8:48 PM

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Tiny
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Could be the starter but you have to rule out the ignition switch/NSS or TRS/starter relay your starting circuit goes thru these things before it gets to the starter.
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Saturday, September 8th, 2007 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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Is there a way to check if its one of those without taking it in, or am I better off just assuming that I'm over my head and gettin it towed to the shop?
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Sunday, September 9th, 2007 AT 12:00 AM
Tiny
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Best bet is to bring her in.
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Sunday, September 9th, 2007 AT 1:02 AM

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