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Battery AND Alternator?

Battery light came on. Took car to Sears, they said it was bad and replaced it. Battery light was still on, took car back, said it was a bad alternator and are replacing that as I write this. What are the chances that both the alternator and the battery were bad? How do I know if I really need a new battery? I feel ripped off, I don't want to buy a new battery if that wasn't the problem.

ETA: my car is not an F430 Ferrari. The product request doesn't seem to cover my kind of question.

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  • karenthebisb Jun 25, 2009

    Maybe I wasn't clear. This is about the probability of the battery and alternator crapping out at the same time. The alternator has only been replaced once, it's fine.

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I have seen up to 8 defective rebilt alternators, so it is very poss.

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