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Engine want start

When you get the engine hot and come to a stop and park it turn engine off it wouldnt do nothing but a clicking noise so i left it over night and today i went to start it it crank over perfect i took it to advance they seem to think its the alternator which is 153.00 .are they anything else it could be this is the first time its done this

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Obviously could be the battery as well. Did you ever have a battery light on the dash? I would give the battery a healthy charge and go from there. Throwing parts at a vehicle never solved anything. Also start the vehicle up with the red wire that goes to he altenator unhooked It is a 13mm nut. Be sure to electrical tape that wire as it will short out! With a volt meter measure the output at idle. Rev the engine to around 2500 RPMS the output should be around 14.8 DC. Go from here and we will confirm.

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