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Old 06-23-2003, 04:52 AM
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Altenator,battery or short??

Ok,my daily is a 94 Dodge shadow.Yesterday it was raining hard and the alt. belt was squeeling.I go to a Grad party,leave,stop at a light down the road and the lights start dimming and the belt squeeling.I rev it and they get bright.I stop at a gas station to spray belt dressing on.And when I went to fire it up it was dead.Get a jump,everything is good,14V on guage,bright lights.No squeeling with dressing.
Get home shut it off and the dome light browns out.I'm parked in the wrong spot so I go to push it back I accidentally hit the brake pedal with my foot and bright lights and it starts again.??????
Drove it to a freinds and it started a couple times fine.
Go to start it today,browned out lights and won't start with out a jump.Once it goes down the road its fine.Stop at a frinds come out its dead again.But everytime you open a door you get a quick flash of bright dome light.Also when I jumped it it died as soon as I pulled the jumpers off,had to leave um on for a few minutes.

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Old 06-23-2003, 08:30 AM
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Sounds like a bad batt,or dirty cable ends.

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Old 06-23-2003, 03:25 PM
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Tighten the belt up. It's probably slipping and the dressing only cured the sound but not the problem.

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Old 06-23-2003, 05:10 PM
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clean the connections, replace the belt and get it on right, then remove pos connector and see if it stays running. this old trick still works doesnt it?
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