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Died while driving

As I was driving into work my radio started makeing a weid noise and then just stop playing. The light for the raidio would flicker on and off then just die out completely. After that I My head lights gave out and all other light started to dim. A moment after that the car didnt want to go forward anymore when I steped on the gas, I was trying to make it into the parking lot of my work place and it just died out on me completely. I just chsngeed the battery 3 days ago and had my alternator checked out. I was inform that my alternator is still charging my battery and it seems to be fine. I am at a lost, can someone help me out?

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Maybe the battery was the problem but I would have that alternator rechecked while hot & cooled off & ck for electrical shorts. Good luck

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  1. It might be that when you changer the battery post you might not have connected all of the leads on the positive post. You might also check for blown circit breakers caused while changing the terminals.Try using a dc tester and search the main breakers for power. If you have the manual it shows the breakers and links in the bulb replacement section. JOHN-LA.

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SOURCE: Where is the Alternator located in a 1997 Lexus LS 400

If the car ran and got you home after a jump start I doubt the alternator is bad. Check your battery. And remember never ever disconnect the battery cable with the engine running.

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the computer is bad and also these cars are known for the insturment clusters to go bad along with the computer. get them both fixed and it will solve your problem.

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SOURCE: I have an 1993 Lexus 400 with 156,000 miles on it.

if u drive for short distance chek your charging system if ok replace cluster

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