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Old 02-27-2008, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I recommend taking it to one of those big-box auto parts stores like Auto Zone or Advance Auto: they'll test the charging system free of charge.

It could be the battery and/or the alternator.

The sound may be the added stress on the alternator to keep the charge up on a dead system. If it seizes, it would likely throw the belt or you'd hear the screeching of it slipping.

Not something I would wait to repair, IMHO...

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