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Old 20 Dec 2009, 09:26 am
tommyis3 tommyis3 is offline
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Default Pis**ed Off Battery / Alternator

Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Battery kept dying a couple of weeks ago, so replaced battery, still the same, went to Autozone they said bad alternator, spent 4 hours under the car yesterday replacing the alternator, and still the bloody same problem, battery dead after a 2 mile drive, re-checked the battery clamps and dropped a spanner into the front of the engine bay, hell of a job trying to get it, anyhow this is when I noticed the thick wire from the starter motor / solenoid was corroded and broken, repaired this wire and now everything runs great, so I had spent maybe 6 hours of my time, $260 on a new alternator and $70 on a battery that I most likely didn't need.

Thats an expensive and time consuming lesson learned for me
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