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Old 08-09-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
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Alternator issue time and time again

Ok here it goes from the top. I had my car for almost 2 years and the alternator fouled up. I replaced it at a local shop. two weeks later that new alternator went bad. They replaced it for free. Conveniently right after the warranty expired it went bad again. I then took it to a shop that I trusted. I had even installed a volt meter on the A pillar becuase i didn't want to get stranded again. Six months after I paid full price for the second time it went bad again and was replaced and i had to pay labor. two months after that brings me to this point. My alternator now works for a bit. stops charging. If i put on the a/c it'll quit. and it doesn't work until the car sits for at least 2 hours. The last time they changed the main power cable to the unit. what can it possibly be that is making this happen. Has anyone else had this same problem.

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Old 08-10-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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The ECU controles your Alt has any of them thought to check the Alt on a test stand to see if it was bad or if you have other issues

A bad Batt will kill an alt and because the alt gets replaced each time they think thats all the issues , I have see the ECU cause many Alt issues has any one scanned all the Alt functions to see if it is a command issue

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Old 08-11-2008, 02:47 AM   #3
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no they haven't. it'll be the 3rd time this specific shop sees this problem. I'm sure they're going to look deeper this time I go back. I'm taking it tomorrow morning. Thanks for the info. I'll have them check all that out. Thanks
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