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Old 11-16-2005, 06:54 PM   #1
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I notice today drving home that when we stopped at the stop light the the blower would run much slower. The lights would would get darker. I am thinking the battery is going but everthing was on.
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only 66k miles on the car, the alternator shouldn't be going yet... I'd say the battery...
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A bad battery can kill a good alternator, and vice versa. I don't know how hard the alternator is to remove on the Cavi, but you can have it tested for free at Advanced Auto.
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IT is easy two bolts and then it just push down on tensioner. I will get the alt load tested beforeI get the battery
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My old 97 Cavy used to do the same thing. Both the alternator and battery were fine. I just dealt with it. Seemed to me that the amps that the alternator put out weren't enough.
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the GF'* 97 Z24 does the same thing....step on the gas the Blower motor increases speed
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