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Originally Posted by wcleafs
Check a couple of things before you replace the alternator.
1. Take the battery out and put it on a tester see if you have any shorted plates. I dont know the age of your battery but older batteries can have an accumulation of crud pile up at the bottom and this can eventually short a plate to another.
Originally Posted by Eric S.
As mentioned, the battery is just under one month old. Even if the battery were bad, I don't see how it could keep me from seeing 13.5 to 14.0V with the car running if the alternator was any good.
As far as the ground attachment, I checked that and there was no re-paint done in that area, just the bottom of the trunk and underneath the battery.
I'll be checking around today to see what my options are. I'm sure they'll be few and expensive. I think I'll try to find a good used Honda Civic Si or Acura RSX Type S. I am so OVER this money hole....
Originally Posted by rej487
You're almost there man! There most likely will not be more expensive repairs beyond the alternator.. don't fix everything then sell it to someone else so they can enjoy all your hard worked money!
Originally Posted by saltshaker185
sounds like your alternator... i wouldnt spend the money for a brand new one... just hit up the salvage yard yo!
Originally Posted by a1artem
well i checked the voltage on the battery with the engine running there was no charge at all so i think the only problem was the alternator .Does anybody know where i can buy the cheapest one ?i checked the autozone but i thought it was expensive one around 500$ duralast brand
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