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Old 02-29-2004, 07:22 AM   #1
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Default Is my alternator dying?

Having major power issues recently. Right now my car keeps loosing power and dying on me while I drive. I'll start the car and start driving normally and after a while the lights will slowly get dim and the needles stop moving, then it'll refuse to give me power when I press the accelerator. If I pull over to the side and let it idle for a few minutes it'll go back to normal for another few miles before it starts showing the same problems. What do you think, the alternator? I had it looked at the dealer a few weeks ago and they told me the alternator was fine but the battery was dying so I got a new one but now it's doing the same thing.

Could an unhappy trans cause something like this? I think I might of messed up my 4eat when I was fooling around in some corn fields.
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Old 02-29-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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Alternators can be tricky sometimes. It may have been charging when the mechanic checked it, then other times it wouldn't charge. If you have a multimeter, test it. It should push 13-15 volts. If not, go to Advance Auto and get this tester. Link at bottom.

Also, does your battery light come near the speedometer? Check all your connections and grounds.


http://www.partsamerica.com/PartDeta...egoryCode=3020]Alternator/Batter Tester
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