2004 Saturn Ion Battery or Alternator?

Tiny
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  • 2004 SATURN ION
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 72,000 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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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 5:51 PM

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Tiny
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I suspect both battery and alternator, you cant be sure till both are checked.
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/battery.htm
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_alternator.htm
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I will check them both tomorrow.
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
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Great, keep me posted
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 6:10 PM

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