Bad Alternator? Says Pepboys service center
so i have a 02 pontiac bonneville wiht 97000 miles. Took the car to pepboys to have them take a look at it before i went out for a road trip this week to NC and they told me 1) the battery was bad and 2)alternator was going bad
So they told me the cost for both with labor would be 500 out the door. Of course i declined because the alternator on this car 3800 series 2 motor is cake as well as the battery. I didnt believe them so i went to autozone and had both tested. Of course the battery was bad so i had it replaced. The alternator is good. Well i just wanted to make sure the battery after i installed it read fine. I bought the battery at walmart. Went to autozone again and said the alternator was good and the battery was bad. Hmnm, idk what to do now. So i went to walmart service center and had them check it. Did it for free and they said the cranking amp was around 600 and supposed to be at 770 CCA. So they recharged it and now its reading 15.07. But i dont know why they need to recharge it if th ebattery is only a day old. Well im leaving to go out of town and this concerned me because i dont want the alternator to go bad when im going down to NC. I trust the tester i guess saying the alternator is good.
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