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Old 02-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
manitislate
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I finally took it out for a test drive. I first let it sit in idle for about 10 min. No stall. I then took it out for a short test drive. No stall. I let it sit in idle for a few more minutes and took it out for a longer test drive. This time, just as I was making a turn it stalled. All my warning lights came on at once, with a flash, and then the whole car abruptly died. I tried to start it again, but had no power.

I saw the same thing a couple of years ago when my alternator went bad. I put a lot of miles in the car, roughly 500 a week. I probably could look up how to test the alternator, but I don't have any equipment for that. Any suggestions?
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