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Old 04-27-2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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Well this morning I got to work getting ready to park my radio turns off lights go dim just as I'm parking then the car dies waited for a few minutes and it starts fine turned it off ate my taco decided to start it again and it's dead so when I got off it started right up no issues was leaving out the gate of work then my battery gauge goes to low it dies called security for a jump starts right up parked it at work just as I'm parking it she dies back to a dead car. battery is only 1 month old which leaves me to believe the alternator took a crap since the battery depletes and the alternator won't keep the car running I'm gonna pull it tomorrow after work have it tested and buy another does this sound like a bad alternator to you guys


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Yes.
You should have your battery tested also. Just because it is fairly new, doesn't mean that it can't fail...
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Yeah I am testing the battery too which is probably still good because after it sits for a while it will restart the car till its drained then die dam alternators should of checked it last month when the 6 year old battery died lol you live you learn lol


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Good news is the alt on these cars is stupid easy. Heck you can pull it in the store parking lot and have it tested and if its bad get a new one and re-install it all in like 30 minutes.
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Good news is the alt on these cars is stupid easy. Heck you can pull it in the store parking lot and have it tested and if its bad get a new one and re-install it all in like 30 minutes.

Unless you have a terminator they aren't as simple or quick.


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Good news the alternator was toast had the battery recharged it was good just low new alternator now and what do you know my car woke up its been dragging ba*** for a couple of months now guess the battery didn't have enough to supply the car with enough juice well now everything shifts right no lag or hesitation just gets up and goes awesome

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Good news is the alt on these cars is stupid easy. Heck you can pull it in the store parking lot and have it tested and if its bad get a new one and re-install it all in like 30 minutes.
Lol Scotty it only took me 15 minutes to pull and install the new one not a newbie I know my around some

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Unless you have a terminator they aren't as simple or quick.


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You should feel blessed that you don't have a Terminator Jeno...
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You should feel blessed that you don't have a Terminator Jeno...
Does terminator the movie count if it does then I have one

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Does terminator the movie count if it does then I have one

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Well sh** car died again gonna pull the new alternator and battery have them both tested And go from there maybe the new alternator was a bad one we shall see any other ideas guys

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Where did you buy the new alternator?

If it was Advance Auto or Autozone, I would return and not get another one. I have never had good luck with their electronic parts.

I would buy Napa or Motorcraft for my replacement. Just my $.02

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Make sure that the battery cables are in good condition and the ground is securely attached to the engine block.
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Found the issue the pigtail connector to the back of the alternator was frayed and the wire was broken replaced it and now its charging correctly thanks for everyone's help

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And yes straybullit all cables and grounds are good

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