i jump start car it runs as soon as i remove jump cables it dies or if it runs when i turn on headlights it dies

Asked by Jun 28, 2007 at 02:16 PM about the 1989 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i put the jump box on car to start it it cranks over first time if i turn on headlights it dies or put it in reverse also the blinkers are not flashing all the bulbs are good

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Sounds like the alternator to me. AutoZone or Advance Auto will test charging system for free. Check it out!

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