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I'm on my 3rd alternator and it's doing the same thing as when I started. The abs light comes on, my gauges stop working and everything goes dim. After that happens the car idles for a few minutes and then dies. I've replaced the plug to the alternator, the crank sensor plug and put a new battery in it. What could be wrong for this same problem to persist?

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  • rhcjrtlc Feb 01, 2009

    I have a new alternator and new battery, alt put in Nov and all was well and yesterday the little battery light on the dash came on battery was weak replaced and checked voltage ok tonight lights dim and battery light came on my daughter drives alot have to fix

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    How do I replace my alternator in a 1999 Ford Taurus Sho?

  • danielthered Feb 14, 2009

    I'm driving the battery light comes on runs until the battery goes dead then the car dies. I jump it starts right up with out charging battery first then runs fine till I restart it. Just replaced battery after Autozone person tested the battery and alternator and said the battery was dieing and its still doing the same thing it was before. Also the gauges die, all the dash lights flicker and the wipers came on too right before it died this last time(2-13-09). Thanks to anyone who can solve this.

  • OffRoader78 Feb 19, 2009

    I charge the battery overnight, and then in the morning everything in the car works fine. After driving it for a while the radio, air, gauges, lights, signals (basically everything electrical) dies. I replaced the alternator with one from O'Reilly auto. I went for a test drive with a charged battery and the new alternator, and after about 15 min all the symptoms came back and the car died again.

    Please help,

    Steve

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Ya i would do what what FMXTWO said

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THE ABS LIGHT.GAUGES & DIM LIGHTS ARE THE RESULT OF THE ALTERNATOR GOING BAD.YOU HAVE SOMETHING SHORTING OUT YOUR ALTERNATORS.THATS WHAT NEEDS TO BE CHECKED OUT.

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