Hey everybody, I'm in a shitty situation with our only car going down. Yesturday my gf tried to turn on the car and it wouldn't start. I got home, tried it and the dash lit up, and with the key cranked the car kept making a clicking/ticking noise.
I had my friend come by, we boosted the car and it ran. I shut it down, tried to turn it on again and nothing.
After reading the forums, some people suggest to have the wipers on full to see how fast they go, which can be an indication on battery strength. I did so and the wipers were extremely slow.
Off we went to wal-mart for a new battery. Installed the battery and drove the car around for about 30 min last night. Went for food, finsihed and car turned on throughout the night perfectly.
We got home, turned it off and went to bed. This morning we go to turn it on and it seems as if the car wants to crank but it doesn't have enough power. Wipers seem slow again but we have a new battery in
Nothing was left on in the car last night as I checked when we parked it to make sure the battery won't be drained.
Any ideas? I don't know why but I'm thinking it's the alternator since it has a new battery but with the new battery this morning the car won't get enough juice to fully start.
or could it be the starter? even though I heard it trying to turn over?