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serious prob #409890 Feb 26, 9:06am Feb 26, 9:06am
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serious prob
ok yall , well my stupid ass let my roomate take my car to jump start his jeep. he brings it back and the gts starts fine, everythings good. So then i start my voyage off to visit a friend about an hour away, after i get about half way there the battery light comes on. everything starts to go downhere from here. slowly but surely i loose every kinda power the car has. One by one my electronics start going out. then my speedo even jumps from 0 to 50mph while im just cruisin at high way speeds. how bad did my roomate mess up my car. battery is completly dead cant even get headlights on. im lucky i didnt die cause my car just shut off on me while i was driving. i figure it probably killed the battery and alternator? anything useful?

Re: serious prob [Re: slick00gts] #409891 Feb 26, 9:08am Feb 26, 9:08am
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sorry meant to post in general auto

Re: serious prob [Re: slick00gts] #409892 Feb 26, 9:20am Feb 26, 9:20am
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If he didn't know what he was doing he could have completely fucked up and hooked the jumper cables up backwards on one of the cars accidently. Just a thought. Good luck.

Re: serious prob [Re: Mike2000gt] #409893 Feb 26, 10:01am Feb 26, 10:01am
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it wouldn't be just the battery if it died on you like that. he really messed up ur car. thumbsdown

Re: serious prob [Re: celiwhite] #409894 Feb 26, 10:07am Feb 26, 10:07am
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ya dude i dont no that much but you could be fucked...so go get it checked out and pray 2 whatever God you subscribe to (if any) thats what i would do


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Re: serious prob [Re: celiwhite] #409895 Feb 26, 10:07am Feb 26, 10:07am
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damn that sux..have ur battery and alternator check out..seem like ur alternator has done dead..try to jumb start it, if the power don't hold then ur alternator is gone..good luck..and what the hell were you thinking man?? if you gonna let someone use ur car to jumb start their's, you should be there to make sure everything will go smoothly..sorry to be an ass but next time don't do anything like that if u're not gonna be around to see it thru..


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: serious prob [Re: celicafourotwo] #409896 Feb 26, 11:11am Feb 26, 11:11am
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Yea it has to be your alternator. If the car is running and you take out the battery it will still work completely fine as long as its not turned off since the alternator will produce more than enough energy to power everything on the car.

Re: serious prob [Re: Pissprinkler] #409897 Mar 5, 1:40am Mar 5, 1:40am
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Originally Posted by Pissprinkler
Yea it has to be your alternator. If the car is running and you take out the battery it will still work completely fine as long as its not turned off since the alternator will produce more than enough energy to power everything on the car.



exactly. ur battery is needed to only start ur car really.

Re: serious prob [Re: slim] #409898 Mar 5, 2:38am Mar 5, 2:38am
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that sucks for ya man. i would take the price of that alternator out of your room mates ass hit

Re: serious prob [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #409899 Mar 6, 6:57pm Mar 6, 6:57pm
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yea for anyone interested it was 375 for parts and 155 for labor to have it fixed.

Re: serious prob [Re: slick00gts] #409900 Mar 6, 7:12pm Mar 6, 7:12pm
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How many mile are on the car If it's less than 80K I'm change the diodes only!!
I change them out all the time on alternators! It's easy! Take it by an alternator shop! Tell them you only want the diodes changed Tell them to leave the brushes and bearings alone! It shouldn't be more than $30. The most expensive one I have ever changed was on a VW Beetle. it was $65 because the brushes were made on the diode as one unit.

Re: serious prob [Re: maingear] #409901 Mar 6, 7:16pm Mar 6, 7:16pm
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what was the problem?... what did you pay for?

Re: serious prob [Re: spaztikid] #409902 Mar 6, 7:41pm Mar 6, 7:41pm
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http://www.alternatorparts.com/cs130_sbpage4.htm

It will be something like this but not exactly. My 1998 Tacoma maintenance manual gave detailed Instructions on how to change it; but the dealer would not order the part, they wanted to sell a new one, take the old part to an alternator shop and they will order you one a new one!

Trouble shoot the charging system first to comfirm the alternator is the fault first!

Re: serious prob [Re: maingear] #409903 Mar 20, 12:00am Mar 20, 12:00am
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dude thats awesome info. wish i had that before i payed all that money for a new alternator

Re: serious prob [Re: slick00gts] #409904 Mar 20, 4:36am Mar 20, 4:36am
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i had an infiniti g20 before my celi and i jumped a few friends but everytime i did my alternator would go and the mechanic told me that newer "jap" cars have problems with jumping so i dare not try it with the celi... just kinda lame when somebody ask me for a jump and i say i cant and they give me that look like im a dick

Re: serious prob [Re: Pissprinkler] #409905 Mar 21, 6:57am Mar 21, 6:57am
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Originally Posted by Pissprinkler
Yea it has to be your alternator. If the car is running and you take out the battery it will still work completely fine as long as its not turned off since the alternator will produce more than enough energy to power everything on the car.


Older cars did that, but newer ones don't..in theory they should but it doesn't work like that..

Yea sounds like the alternator went out..could be that the jumper cables were put on backwards..or it could be that your friend didn't let your car run for a little while to charge up his battery, instead he just jumped in and started his jeep..

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