Why is my HHR struggling to start?

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Asked by Gabriel Aug 10, 2022 at 01:33 PM about the 2009 Chevrolet HHR LS Panel FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car struggles to start as if it were the battery. Had the battery tested and it
had no charge so I replaced it. It worked fine for about 12 hours and the car
struggles to start again but it seems that the longer it sits the less it has to
struggle, but either way it always still starts. Any ideas?

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If it turns over slow after running check for good cables and connections . Wires that get hot have more resistance , more resistance makes wires get hot , wires that get hot hav - - -You get the idea , could be the starter that gets warm and cranks slowly , a cheap rebuild can do that .

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Sure seems like a defective alternator, failing to properly charge the battery. After an engine is started all the power comes from the alternator. The car's electronics only take three volts, and the battery recharge takes the rest, so starting problems are the first to arise.

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