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Old 07-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #17
arlenn
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Originally Posted by Soccercop View Post
Now, onto the reverse light switch.

I'd replace the alternator. If you're not confident doing it yourself-I wouldn't hesitate to take it to Pep Boys (as silly as that sounds). From what I've read-they gave me a solid price.

I have a contributed to a thread on this, its quite simple and likely the switch.

I had identical symptoms to your alternator, when a load was applied it would drop just below 13v. I changed the alternator myself, it took 2h out and about 30min back in. doing it again, i could probably have it out in about 30. it is a bit of work but only nut and bolt work. Its a good excuse to change the belt and i replaced the tension idler at the same time as the bearing was trashed.
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