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i went out to my car this morning. My car started first time but then my battery and abs light stayed on and i had a error message for my power assist steering. i therefore turned the engine off left it a minute then tried to restart it. it wouldnt start the first time so left it again then it started but i still had the same error message and warning lights on. i also noticed the steering was very heavy. i set off for the short drive to work and also noticed my speedo wasnt working. When i got to work i left the car for about 1 hour then tried turning it over but the battery was dead i just kept getting a clicking noise.

i am thinking it could be my alternator because not enough power was being generated from it so the car has over compensated on my battery but i could be wrong.

i would appreciate any advice anyone could give me.

many thanks


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Alternator is a possibility.

Stick a multimeter over the battery, off, it should be 12v, no less than 11, running it should be approximately 14, 13 at least. If its different, its probably an alternator issue.

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