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Old 02-24-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
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Battery light

Ok, so here's the story.

I goto get gas on my lunch break, and after filling up my car wont start. So someone boosts me and I'm on my way. Now I thought this was really weird since I had already been driving at least an hour that day. But anyway, a little later I notice my battery light is dimly on. And the more I push the gas the brighter it goes, and when I let off it dims... but thats the only light that does that, the other dont.

So I get home from work and decide to goto crappy tire to check my battery... they test it, says "bad battery".. so i get a new one for free. Now the car starts as good as ever, but after 2-3 min of driving, the same thing starts happening with the battery light.

So what do you guys think? (btw, I had my alternator rebuilt last summer.. but I think I'm gonna stop by the guy that did it tomorrow and have him look at it)

thanks (if u read all that.... actually its not that much )
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Old 02-24-2004, 02:53 AM   #2
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its ur alternator...its not chargin properly and thats what killed the battery..have it checked out ASAP or else it will kill ur new battery...
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Old 02-24-2004, 02:58 AM   #3
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Yup. Alternator.
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Old 02-24-2004, 03:01 AM   #4
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thanks guys.....

I hope I can find the receipt... it should still be under warranty.
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Old 02-24-2004, 03:12 AM   #5
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oh, 1 more thing..... out of curiousity, how much would a high-output alternator run me? anyone know?
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