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Old 03-27-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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Well the bonne had gone about 2 weeks without seeing the garage. I think it was getting "home" sick.
Tonight I get a call from my fiancÚ asking were the needle is supposed to be for voltage. She has been keeping an eye on ALL gauges since she drives it the most and "knows" the car. She noticed it was acting funny Yesterday and I told her to tell me if anything changes till I can check it for myself.

It didn't get to the point were I could test it before it went. She was about 20 mins from home when she seen it and was able to drive home. I tested it and it was putting out only 12 volts, so luckily it was a bearing that went( you can also hear it faintly) and not the voltage regulator, that way it still put out voltage for her to get home and not run totally on the battery.

So tomorrow I will call around for an alternator and change it either tomorrow or Sunday. One of these days this car will have every [email protected] piece changed on it, hehe.
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Stick with it Mike. Fix that baby up nice! It will be worth it.

Pretty soon my car will have almost all new parts too, besides the engine and tranny. All new suspension; struts, endlinks, wheel bearings, new front fenders on both sides, new front bumper, new 1/4 panel soon, new paint...
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DP is always a nice source for alts. !40,160,200 amp alts, upgraded bearings.

You saw one on smellbirds car
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Mike almost has a new car!
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Mike almost has a new car!
Just about. If I had the extra $$$ and was planning on a stereo upgrade then I would get a better ALT but I will just replace what I have unless the parts place carries something better. I need it done ASAP, can't wait for parts.
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Well 156$ and about 20-30 mins total later, The car has a new heart to help keep it going.
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What a scam, I wish I had a job that paid me $156 in 30 mins...

Well, at least shes getting better slowly but surely Mike
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Actually that 156$ was the rpice of the ALT. I stopped by Renee'* this morning and "stoled" the old ALT and no one even knew, then stopped by after work today and spent another 10 mins to put the new one on. Labour was free, well Renee will have to pay for labour

It'* all good now.
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u should spend the extra money on the DP alt. it works mint and is the same install as a stock alt. and well worth it.
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I think the DP would be overkill for that car...too MUCH juice and it might shake itself apart again
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