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Old 02-09-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
six1five
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Default Alternator Problem

I went to go get my factory battery changed (it's at least 4 years old seeing as that my MY00 RS was produced in late 1999) today. I took it to sears to pick up a diehard. The old battery was shot, so it was replaced. After installing the new battery, they ran a diagnostic on the charging system, and that's when I found out I had a problem. The sears diagnostic printout reads as follows:

Drain test OK
Vehicle started OK
Bad alternator waveform
Alternator inoperative
Replacment suggested

I'm guessing that there's either a problem with the alternator itself, or with the wiring going from the alternator to the battery to recharge it.

Has anybody else had a problem like this? If so, how did you remedy it?

BTW, my car is no longer under the bumper to bumper 36k/3 year warranty. So taking it to the dealership to get a new alternator put in is probably out of the question. I don't have $400+ to spend on the part and an extra $150+ on the labor.

Give me some input, thanks.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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well, if your alt is indeed dead, then you would be running off your battery, which would not last long. if you have a DMM, put it across the battery, and check the voltage. it should be around 13-13 volts. then start the car, and let it idle, and retest it, it now should be around 13.8 to 14 volts. if it is not, then you probily need a new alt. and dont goto the dealer for that, just goto kragens or your local autoparts store (try to find one with a lifetime warentee) it should be aournd 100-200 bucks. take yours off, and install the new one.
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