2004 SATURN ION ALTERNATOR OR BATTERY?

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  • Willywan27
  • 2004 SATURN ION

Electrical problem
2004 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 72000 miles

When I turn my engine on there is a constant clicking noise. Then when I hit the gas the clicking noise becomes more rapid. I was at a red light yesterday and the car shut off, it would only stay on if I held the gas pedal. Is this the battery or alternator? Is there a way to check and see which one it is?

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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 5:46 PM

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Im gonna say the battery is not up to par, but that could be because the alternator, isnt charging it correctly. I will send you some videos and info on how to check both.

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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 5:55 PM
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_alternator.htm

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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/battery.htm

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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 5:57 PM

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