I was on my way home from school, when my radio started cutting in and out. Then my lights started dimming and the windshield wipers started going really slow. I pulled into a park and shut the car off. I went to start it again and it wouldnt start. I called my dad, he said alternator, and so did my friend and my friends dad who I also called. So my dad came out to pick up the car with a tow dolly and his truck, and the car started up...which we thought was weird. I figured that it wa sjust because the car sat for an hour and a half it recharged itself for a little. because about 5 minutes after we started the car, the lights and everything started dimming again. So I just started working on it. Pulled some bolts out, the bottle for the antifreeze and some other misc. things. There is a plug on the back of the alternator. It has a red, blue, and black wire coming from it. The previous owner has a butt-connector in the middle of it, as if it had become cut at some point. Well the black wire and blue wire are hanging out of it...Could this be the problem? I wont be able to connect it back together till tomorrow, but I am hoping that is the problem. That would be alot nicer insted of paying $150 for a new alternator.