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#1 (permalink) Old 01-29-2005, 03:55 PM
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My car has an irregular idling. Some folks here on the forum told me that it could be the idle valve. I was thinking, because all the lights on the dashboard and also the headlights are trembeling when idle, could it be the alternator giving irregular power?

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Could also be your alternator. Does the idle jump when you use the power windows?

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batery is new two weeks old.

I never checked with the power window.
I will let you know

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Well with a grounded batt wire.. your battery could be gone in two days... doesnt exactly matter how old the battery is.....

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I just checked the window.
My idle is the same when i get the window up or sown.

I got the batery for over 3 weeks now and it is still running like the first day I bought it. Which I guess the alternator is charging it.... Even so could it only send variable voltage?


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if you got a mutlimeter, test your alternator


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