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Battery light came on and stayed on while driving about 10 miles. Headlights seemed like they dimmed a bit, than got bright again, but never lost power. ABS light popped on,then off. Shut car off when arrived home and turned it back on and battery light was off.

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  • Taxwido Sep 25, 2009

    I have 152000 miles on the caravan. If it is the alternator, what is approx. cost to replace it?

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How many miles are on the vehicle???? sounds like alt is on the way out.

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It would appear your altenator is failing. If you feel up to the job you can remove it and bring it to an auto parts store for testing. This will, at the very least, eliminate it. Also start with basics too; check your terminal conections at the battery, if heavily coroded this will interfere with the flow of power to and from the battery. Once you clean them up place some petroleum jelly on the batttery posts, this will keep air off of the terminal and help from future coroding.
If you do change out the alternator take advantage of the moment and repIace your serpintine belt too.
I hope this may have helped you,
Tom

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • tberan1 Oct 02, 2009

    I would expect a rebuilt alternator to cost @ $85 or so, the belt will be @ $45.

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