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Alternator no good. car not running. battery not taking charge

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    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    wasteing you time here i think

  • Zachery Frazier May 11, 2010

    okay what is the question?

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Replace alternator.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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If the alternator is bad, get a new one, or have one put in.

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