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Have you checked the brushes on the............... (archive)

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Posted by John A on January 18, 2002 at 16:01:29:

In Reply to: one quick question...... posted by Gerald Williams on January 18, 2002 at 15:50:21:

...voltage regulator? Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the two screws holding the regulator on the back of the alternator. Measure the length of the brushes extending from the holder. If either of the brushes is worn to 5mm from the holder (new ones measure 12mm), replace the regulator. Bosch #30 062 ($25) works as well as Bosch #30 097 ($70).

Okay i am almost 100 percent positive that my alternator went out last week, I found a used one for 100 bucks from a shop as well as someone to install it. Here is what happened i was in the drive thru and i turned my car off, when i tried to restart it, it would not turn over at all(no power) so i got a jump and it started right up. I took the battery to Sears(it was dead) and and got a new one. The car ran fine for a couple of hours, then when i tried to start it again, the same thing happend. So i believe it is the alternator. Is there anything else that it could be?I don't wqant to spend money on an alternator and it end up being something else.
Gerald Williams

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