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Power and lights flicker and car dies and comes back on when I give it gas.

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  • donwrighthom May 05, 2010

    If so would my lights for sure be dim and would they get brighter if I reved the motor in neutral, or not nessesarily?

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The alternator is dying, replace it. As a preventive measure replace the battery also.

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  • Azrael SRL May 05, 2010

    Yes, it's the tell tale sign: at low revs the alternator is no longer capable of generating at least 12 volts so the lights go dim. Rev-it and the voltage rises to normal values. All of that low voltage use is draining the battery, ageing it prematurely.


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