what should look for ,new batery 1 week old ,clicking instead of starting battery seems weak and starts with boost from other car

Asked by Sep 10, 2012 at 08:59 AM about the 2000 Mercury Villager 4 Dr STD Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replaced battery 1week ago didn't seem to hold a charge. will run if boosted from other vehicle.but only clicks when trying to restart after shut off after driving for 10-20 min enough time to recharge

1 Answer

Check the alternator. The clicking sound usually means the alternator is out. You can always take it to Auto Zone to have it checked for free. They will also jump starts your car if you can't get it started. Good Luck!

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