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DaytonaCelica1
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DaytonaCelica1 Feb 26, 2:43am - #409680 

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Alternator problems/replacement

Everytime i do anything in my car (Windows, AC, Radios, Turn Signals, ETC) my lights flash pretty wildly. I have already installed a grounding kit, and a optima yellow top battery. So i don't think it is the battery. does everyone agree that my alternator is either failing or can't handle the load of my system?

If so, what kind of alternator should i buy to replace it? i am also looking at putting in the complete under-drive pully kit including - and i have heard that some alternators don't work all that well with the underdrive kit on. any suggestions?
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XxMerlinxX Feb 26, 5:36am - #409681 
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I'd do some research before I put in an underdrive pulley kit if I were you.

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Kim Feb 26, 5:55am - #409682 
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did this problem occur after you installed the grounding kit?

take it off and see if its different.

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DaytonaCelica1
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DaytonaCelica1 Feb 26, 6:42am - #409683 

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it was a long tim after i installed it actually. i have done reasearch. i am just waiting for someone here with experiance with ths to tell me what is better. i know some people have had trouble with the undrive pully kit, thats why want a alternator than can produce a high voltage/amp output at a lower RPM.
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CelicaCrazy Feb 27, 1:50am - #409684 
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Yeh same here i have been wanting to buy a new alternator for my car and haven't been able to come up with anything yet.
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