are these symptoms of a bad alternator
allright this only happens at night, now obviously when you start the car at night after its been sitting awhile theres a big load on the electrical system, i have the headlights kicking on, the interior lights are all on, and the stereo is up to deafening levels...hears what happens
the headlights are very dim, the interior lights dim and relight...often in rhythm with the stereo...kinda cool really...and the car kinda stumbles...thats only right after you first start it.
once you get going down the road everything seems fine, except if you rev the car above 2500 or 3k the headlights start to dim...if you idle it or have it at crusing speeds of 2k it does fine..
im thinking my alternator is on its last leg, the battery is less than 2 years old if i recall correctly..what do you guys think?
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5L DOHC V6 15x,xxx miles "The Forgotten W-Body"
shaved badges, Eclipse HU, Pioneer TS-A1370R'*, Pioneer TS-A6971R'*, 20% tint, cleared corners, Silverstar Hi'*, 9005 Low'*
Fenderwell Intake, Hi-Flow Cat, U-bend delete, GMPP Handling Kit, MOOG endlinks, and 12-inch front rotors
1996 Bonneville SE RIP 157,751 miles, totaled 8/29/05