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post #1 of 3 Old 11-19-2006, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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Alternator Surge

Hey guys,

I replaced my alternator about 6 months ago and everything has been fine until today. As I was driving to the fire station this morning I noticed that my volt meter was bouncing between 14 & 16... It wasn't just the meter because I also noticed my headlights were getting bright then dim at a rate of about 2-3 times per second. My power inverter also shut down due to the power surges. No codes were thrown but I'm worried that I'm going to lose another alternator and get stranded again.

Anybody seen something like this before?

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did you check all your connections to make sure they are tight?

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i have when i used an advance auto parts alternators and you probably need another one. but since it lasted this long it may not be form advance but anyway sounds like another alternator prob. good luck and keep us posted.

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