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Old 09-25-2012, 10:25 AM   #66
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I replaced the alternator clip this past weekend. Everything seemed to be good for the 1/2 hr test I took the car on, but the next day things started to go downhill again. Now we're experiencing the same battery indicator/stalling/lights/radio problems we had before. (The under-dash clicking hasn't returned yet, but I expect it to.)

Some folks have suggested replacing the (three?) main power cables in the engine, but are those cables a source of the same symptoms of electrical problems that this clip is? And if so, why would they not show up until after replacing the alternator? (I guess I understand the clip failing due to R&R after alternator replacement, but not the main cables!)

I'd rather not just start replacing electrical components in the hope that I hit the right mysterious combination. Is there something else I should be considering?
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