Tip & How-To about Chevrolet Camaro
You go out to your vehicle and your vehicle wont start. alternatively your driving along and the radio starts to go quieter, your headlights get dimmer, and the engine starts to lose power until the engine quits, and your forced to pull over. You try and restart and hear either a click, or get no reaction at all. The battery is dead. Darn you say, well often people think the battery is at fault. Sometimes it is, but more often its the alternator thats to blame... When your alternator is dieing the vehicle will get its power from the battery. That means all your systems are running off the battery in whole or part, including your engine. Its getting the power for the spark plugs also from the battery, which is why your vehicle will soon die, and need a jump or towed. Well an easy way to determine if its the alternator and not the battery is to get the vehicle started with a boost, then remove the cars negative (-) terminal from the battery... If the engine dies right away as soon as its disconnected then you alternator is to blame. If the engine keeps running then start looking for another cause... Warning, just because you find the alternator is the trouble, dont automatically think that the battery doesnt need to be replaced. Sometimes when one part goes wrong, it takes other parts with it... This tip is for all cars and trucks...
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