Alternator or battery?
June 1, 2011 5:54 AM Subscribe
Battery or Alternator? Clues inside.
posted by daisyace to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total)
My car is clicks repeatedly when I turn the key, but it doesn't start. Can you tell whether it's the alternator or the battery based on these details, or others you could ask me?
1. It happened a few days ago, too, but then started on the third try.
2. My clock's : is still flashing, but the time is no longer right.
3. The little light in my AC button flashes while the car clicks.
4. The coolant looks very low.
It's a Subaru Legacy, 2002. I'm not at all knowledgable about cars, but the repair place said they could fix it quickly if it's the battery, but that it would take a while if it's the alternator. I'm currently waiting for roadside assistance to come give me a jump or tow.