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Old 10-09-2007, 06:24 PM   #11
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hey silver, any update?
I'm going to bet we'll hear that it was a bad alternator. Mine'* on its fourth rebuilt-by-Delco unit, and I've even had to help jump-start a couple of other Bonnies and GPs in the past with the same problem. The alternator and the 3800 V6 just don't seem to play well together... dunno if it'* because of too much load for not enough alternator, or some sort of weird vibration characteristics that shake its innards apart, or what...
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Sorry guys had some comp. problems yesterday.

Unfortunatly I haven't been able to do anything with the car.

I don't have a meter or know anyone that does either. So I'm kinda stuck on what to do other than clean the battery and hope it does the trick.

Oh and I checked the screws and they are tight.
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Sorry guys had some comp. problems yesterday.

Unfortunatly I haven't been able to do anything with the car.

I don't have a meter or know anyone that does either. So I'm kinda stuck on what to do other than clean the battery and hope it does the trick.

Oh and I checked the screws and they are tight.
well, you can have them tested for free at most parts stores. best to take them out tho.

that way you can single them out one at a time.
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