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Alternator my car cut off in the middle of my driving my battery light had been blinking on /off the whole day but no other signs could it be my alternator

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Yes or your battery, or even the alternator drive belt slipping.

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Need to have your charging system checked, output voltage can be okay but your amp output is probably low, that or a bad battery is the only thing that will cause your battery drain while driving

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From the sound of things it sounds like a combination of things, check and make sure that your battery clamps are tight. Is the battery holding its charge? If it is then the alternator is not the problem. It sounds like loose wiring shorting out somewhere. i would have it checked by an auto electrician. I hope this helps.

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wirring you have a short some where major like in the fuse box distrabution block or you alternater wire is lose you need to check all wire for lose plugs or shorted wire

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