BATTERY OR ALTERNATOR?

2004 Saturn Ion

Tiny

willywan27

March, 19, 2010 AT 5:51 PM

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. I was at a red light and the car engine shut off. The only way it would stay on is if I held down the gas. When I give it more gas the clicking noise becomes more rapid. Is this the battery or alternator? If so how would I check to see which one it is?

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5 Answers

Tiny

legitimate007

March, 19, 2010 AT 5:59 PM

I suspect both battery and alternator, you cant be sure till both are checked.

Tiny

legitimate007

March, 19, 2010 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny

legitimate007

March, 19, 2010 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny

willywan27

March, 19, 2010 AT 6:09 PM

Thanks, I will check them both tomorrow.

Tiny

legitimate007

March, 19, 2010 AT 6:10 PM

Great, keep me posted

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