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Old 08-13-2000, 10:11 PM
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Larry:

I already changed it.

I'm going to keep an eye on it for a while.

I put a posted a reply to the post about dead alternators that when I called the local dealership about an alternator rebuild kit they acted like they had never heard of such a thing.

I'll put a request in at partshop to see if one is available, if so I will probably rebuild the alternator, even though it does seem to be charging, the car has 129000 miles and I don't know if it has ever been serviced. Couldn't hurt.

Marc
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Old 08-16-2000, 10:37 AM
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Hey guys,

I took the car out for about a 15 minute ride with the lights on.

You guessed it, dead battery.

I put a parts request in for a voltage regulator and alternator.

As soon as I get everything replaced in this car... it will be like new!

Marc
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Old 08-16-2000, 02:08 PM
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Marc,

Well, we hit some and we miss some. From the voltage readings you gave, it has been my experience that it is the battery. I guess we should have read the voltage with the lights on as a poor boys load test.

Good luck,
Larry
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