My battery won't turn over but the radio still works - what is wrong

Asked by Feb 18, 2015 at 07:07 AM about the 1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery won't turn over but the radio and everything else still works.

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Battery's don't turn over, engines do. Do you hear clicking? Check the voltage, if it around 12V or lower, you don't have enough Cold Cranking amps, but enough for the lights to come on. You'll need a jump start, and think about swapping the battery for a new one.

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Could be an alternator. Check your timing or sepentine belts. See if you can turn the alternator.

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