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Old 07-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Altonator bad or bad battery

Believe my altonator is bad. My car was runnin fine at first. Iv had it for a week and was plannin on rebuilding it until I went to crank it yesterday and it wouldnt turn over. U can hear my battery struggling to put volts threw. The lights are dim, the radio won't come on, my blinkers wont even work. Give me ur opinions on what u think it is please
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried charging the battery?
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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I had the same problem as you and I bought a brand new battery... This didn't help and I checked the voltage in my alt and it read 12 or less so I replaced it and my problem was solved and finally read 14 volts.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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Yea the battery is on charge now. I wasn't sure what to do. Someone mentioned it could be the starter but I don't believe so. Yea I may just buy a hole new altonator. How much would u say one is?
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Yea the battery is on charge now. I wasn't sure what to do. Someone mentioned it could be the starter but I don't believe so. Yea I may just buy a hole new altonator. How much would u say one is?
I needed mine really fast for my car, and I bought it for 250 at autozone :/
But if you search well, they are cheap in eBay or AM has some really good and inexpensive ones.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Il check them out and see what I can find. Auto parts said there cheapest one was 120 but they have a lot of variety so I may look for a new one or get one off my old mustabg
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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Well it wasnt the altonator after all. Auto parts that sold me the battery accidentally sold me a dead throw away battery with hardly any juice. Let's just say I didn't pay a dime for my new battery and got 100 dollars to play with now lol
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Well it wasnt the altonator after all. Auto parts that sold me the battery accidentally sold me a dead throw away battery with hardly any juice. Let's just say I didn't pay a dime for my new battery and got 100 dollars to play with now lol
Wow that was a nice screw up on they're part
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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Yea forreal which I wouldn't complaining considering i got my money back and a new battery. Soon the ol stang will be painted up and upgraded alil bit with a new cold air intake wheels lol pictures will be up soon

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Cold air intake and wheels lol auto correct on the phone is retarded
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Yea forreal which I wouldn't complaining considering i got my money back and a new battery. Soon the ol stang will be painted up and upgraded alil bit with a new cold air intake wheels lol pictures will be up soon

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Cold air intake and wheels lol auto correct on the phone is retarded
Whered you find a cold air intake?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #11
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Online for 132.85. It's a K&N cold air intake kit. Cheaper than what i thought it would be. It should be here in a few days
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Online for 132.85. It's a K&N cold air intake kit. Cheaper than what i thought it would be. It should be here in a few days
I made my own for about 70 bucks
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #13
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How did you manage that?
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #14
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Went to the exhaust shop had them bend a pipe to match the stock tubing and got some rubber couplers from a hardware store and an MAF adaptor and cone filter from advanced auto parts
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #16
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That's surprisingly really good man that's a smart idea. I may end up doing it if I get the time to get it done. Thanks for the tip man I appreciate it
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That's surprisingly really good man that's a smart idea. I may end up doing it if I get the time to get it done. Thanks for the tip man I appreciate it
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