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Q: Starting issues

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Sometimes my car will and won't start sometimes it act like it wants to hesitate like it's something draining the battery but it's been times I have turned the key over it it will make sometimes a clicking sound but my lights and things will come on and if it don't start I will get a jump and it will start right up I'm confused and I need help and advice please

My car has 23000 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the alternator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator and maintaining a certain amperage while the engine runs. When the alternator is not working properly, this may result in the battery quickly losing charge and the car losing all power as you have described. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and repair your charging system.

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