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1998 Toyota t100 shuts off when I take it off park, also very weird it shuts offs when I put the windows up. I just put a used engine after blowing the old one and it has new alternator from discount

The engine sound fine, it just shuts of. When I try to put the window up I see all the sticks jumping crazy like if drains the battery

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The sticks? Some kind of voltage gauge?
Test the alternator with a voltmeter, make sure its output is good. If using the windows kills the engine, I think the alternator is weak or you maybe have a short in the power windows. But shuts off coming out of park, too? Does it not move, then?

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

Testimonial: "Yes the voltage gauge, n yes it does not move. Should I take the alternator out n check it at the local auto store or buy a voltmeter? I'm trying to spend the least amount of money"

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  • Jose Miranda Dec 03, 2012

    Correction, I just changed the starter recently not the alternator

  • montehammons Dec 03, 2012

    I think most stores have free alternator testing.

  • Jose Miranda Dec 03, 2012

    So I had the alternator and the battery checked, both are good. I don't know what to do now. I checked the fuses, at least the smaller ones. Do u think it can be something wrong with the connection to motorr and tranmission? Bc I can turn on the car in park but shuts off if I turn on the lights, hit the brakes and everything else I said before with the windows going up or changing to neutral to drive, it shuts off on all these occasions

  • montehammons Dec 03, 2012

    Yes, it may be the connection you mentioned. I think you will have to get it to a shop for proper diagnosis. It still could be something simple, but I'm out of ideas, given a good alternator, you might want to purchase a cheap voltmeter and check its reading with the engine running-voltage should be at a minimum of 13 + volts. If under 13 volts, the alternator is not charging on the vehicle. If the alternator is working right on the vehicle, I would suspect a short in the wiring or a component failure. Good luck.

  • Jose Miranda Dec 03, 2012

    Yea I'm taking it to the same shop that swapped the engine bc I feel like they maybe didn't connect something correctly. I know the mechanic well but afraid that he might say that it wasn't his fault. I just hope he can fix it. You were a great deal of help, thanks a lot


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