Thread: Haunted Car
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Old 12-03-2000, 01:23 PM
Herr Busch
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I recently had the same problem in my '84 500 sec. I also had a stumble at idle for about a week and a half before the car became possessed. I was heading home when the radio and phone turned off, then the interior lights, then a heavy chugging and finally the head lights started to dim. It was, in fact, the alternator that began to die. When at idle, the alternator can not produce enough energy to supply the car, especially with lights, brakes, heater on high, etc.. When I replaced the alternator the car was fine, smooth idle and all. All of the electrical gremlins disappeared.
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