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1997 Crown Victoria. Battery is known to have low capacity due to age. Last several months notice alternator idiot light glowing during hard acceleration. Upon startup tonight it won't charge at all, tried tapping it with wrench (short brushes) to no avail. Low on cash :) Probably need new brushes?

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You need a new alternator. Install a rebuild or get a used one from a wrecker for cheaper. It won't be worth the headaches of trying to replace brushes as that might not even solve your problem.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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