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Old 08-13-2003, 02:42 AM
supermech2001 supermech2001 is offline
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Location: oakland ca usa
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Battery/Starter/Alternator/Parisitic Drain!!

Its always best to check check the complete cranking/alternator output system with a VAT machine or equivalent.This will take the guess work out of the equasion. You can properly load test the battery separately/check the starter draw/check the alternator output and even check for a parisitic drain all with one machine and save yourself a lot of money in unnecessary parts.Starters for a good one are expensive and can be difficult to install depending on the application.The VAT machine will also let you know if the battery cables/terminals are corroded.Any good auto repair shop will generally have a machine of this type and it doesnt take long to come up with a diagnosis by using it.
Hope that this helps.
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