Question about 2002 Lexus Gs 300

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Something killing brand new battery.

Dash light comes on while driving; radio gets static. After stopping, a boost is required. Heat is not as efficient. Could this be a factor?

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  • whites962 Feb 16, 2009

    Failed to mentioned two different mechanics said they did not see a problem with the alternator

  • whites962 Feb 16, 2009

    Failed to mentioned two different mechanics said they did not see a problem with the alternator

  • whites962 Feb 16, 2009

    No, a few days after

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Check your alternator. or have somebody check it for you. sounds like an alternator problem to me.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    Daniel Arellano Feb 16, 2009

    Did they drive the car ? or what method did they use to check the overall performance ? Because all the signs point to an intermittent problem with the car's electrical system.

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Sounds like the Alternator is not charging at times, have it tested at any Kragen or Autozone parts store, it is free.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    yadayada Feb 16, 2009

    did u Have it tested when it acts up?

  • yadayada
    yadayada Feb 16, 2009

    when u had it tested did they try pulling on the wiring and connectors that go to the Alt?

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