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2002 Freelander, all electrical died, jumping battery didn't work

2002 Freelander, while in intersection, wipers working then started to slow, electrical windows slow to go up, then car died and all electrical didn't work, emergency flashers very slow, tried to get car to start by jumping battery, couldn't get car to start. Tow truck operator said it's alternator. Thoughts?

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  • dhdimond Dec 26, 2008

    I was driving Freelander home on a snowy winter day. I could tell the power was going (wipers slowing, gages on the dash all dimmed and stopped then the car died).

    I charged the battery overnight...stilll wouldn't start, but at this point it did with a jump.

    Is there a diagram of how I can get to my alternator to change it?

  • dlg3 Jan 04, 2009

    went to unlock car couldn't electrically, opened with key, car totally dead. has new battery, reworked trasmission and new starter???



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Most likely right.... if the alternator quits you can often run off the battery but once you start accessories like wipers . heater etc it will not last long


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