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Thatwhen it rains hard my battery lt comes on and i start losing my power steering, the alt. is new

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Depending on the alternator installed, there is a 'de-coupler' as part of the pulley. If it's not new or hasn't been replaced with the alternator, that may be part of your problem. Additionally, if it is new with the alternator, I've seen many of these bad out of the box. We haven't had to replace too many alternators on these vans, most of the failures are due to the de-coupler and the dealer part is the best way to go.

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