so last night i took the car out, the low voltage error was goin nuts on the afr gauge, so i started things out slowly with everything, off, i was watching the voltage, before i got too far from home i turned on the fans, and then the radio to see what would happen, and good thing, cause the second i turn on the radio, voltage drops to about 9, mr squiggles esp/abs/bas/parkingbrake/ and a bunch of others suddenly light up, im in limp mode. nothing non essential worked, i pull a u'y and make my way home, silly me decided to see if my turn signal would work as i turned onto my street, the second i hit it, lights flash, things go beep, car shuts off, and power steering goes bye bye (mid turn with stone pillars on either side, scary) the car is dead in the middle of the road. i manage to push it about 100 feet or so before magically my mom turns onto the street and helps me jump the car. (had to jump it twice, after the first time i took my sweet ass time disconnecting the jumper cables and closing the hoods, by the time i got back to the car, it puttered to death. second time i jumped it ripped off the cables (in order ofcourse) and got my ass movin, as i pull into my driveway she putters to death again.
Im pretty sure its the alternator, unless a battery that hasnt been used and has been left connected displays these symptoms. i would love some suggestions, i suppose ill get another alternator and swap them. What else could be the culprit, a bad ground somehow draining the battery??
really guru's where are you.
also i need a part number for the alternator
Last edited by Enano; 03-20-2008 at 05:52 PM.