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Old 08-02-2001, 10:56 AM
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I had an 86 Cavalier do that when the alternator died. Had just enough charging capacity to get me down the highway, but once I hit the city, things started going bonkers.

Mostly engine management systems started to go haywire, all sorts of indicator lights came on, etc.

I managed to limp it over to my favorite mechanic. By the time I got there, it completely died, and wouldn't restart.

Later that afternoon, new alternator installed, and I was off and running.

It's not the OVP, it's the alternator...
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