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The battery light was coming off/on..then all the inside lights dimmed then the car died out and anti lock was coming on and not letting me change gears

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The alternator is most likely faulty. Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery. connect jumper cables to the positive post and the Engine frame. Start the vehicle. If the vehicle starts, disconnect the negative jumper cable. If the vehicle dies, and most likely will, remove the alternator and take it to Auto Zone and have it tested. If the vehicle doesn't die out, replace the battery.

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Alternator is the first item to check.

DO NOT overlook the belt tensioner and belt.

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Low tensioner to keep the belt in place can reduce the voltage output of the alternator.

Clean the battery posts

HAVE THIS problem check out otherwise you will complete drain the battery.

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Fit a new alternator

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