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What is wrong when your altenator is good

My car is dying while driving it, its idling rough as well, lights on inside dashboard are flickering, took altenator to autozone and it checked out as good...what else could my problem be???

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  • Larie Skaggs Jul 15, 2013

    i forgot to add that my check engine light also came on before it died...I could restart it and drive it but not for long then it died again while driving



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Well the alternator will not kill an engine unless the battery goes dead.
It could be a bad ground connection.

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you might want to chk. the crank sensor and or cam sensor. sounds more to me that it could be fuel problem. chk. fuel pressure. pump could be on its way out. don't be fooled by hearing the pump running as they sound like they are pumping but there not, at least not enought pressure to keep it running. pressure should be around 50 p.s.i.

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Remove all three battery cables from battery and clean them good and replace both bolts. I have seen people replace starters only to find out it was the cables that were not making contact to starter. Yes, all of the lights were working and the battery checked good. This is a common problem!

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Sometimes a rough idle like that is a fuel filter. As you've already done the plugs and wires the fuel filter would be my next bet.

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