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Re: 5000T has trouble starting
You do not have enough current to start the car, I think.
There are two possiblities. The first and probably most likely is a
bad battery. You should open it up to check the water level,
and cells' condition, and voltage level. Replace it if it's bad.
The other possibility is a bad alternator which should trigger the
battery warning light. If this is the case, you should check to see
if the voltage regulator mounted on the outside of the alternator
has been badly worn.
I took my car's alternator out to Kragen Auto Parts last year to let them
check it out. They said my alternator is bad and I hadto replace the
whole thing. I found out later that I needed to change only the regulator.