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On a 2000 Ford Contour the lights are dimming when idoling.

Wont hold a charge.

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    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

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I had the same problem...5 alternators later, I have the solution! Took the car in to a Chevy dealership before I could get anyone who knew how to fix it. He said this particular year and model needs a particular alternator, the others work for a little while, then stop. Anyway, I haven't had the same problem since he installed this one. Not sure exactly what it's called, my invoice reads
Installed GL-481-RM Alternator (Motorcraft)
Good luck!

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It is either a bad belt or the alternator

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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