View Full Version : Car dead.. im frantic

11-23-2002, 04:28 AM
OK.. today I changed my fuel filter, and afterward the car wouldent start.. my turbo timer was reading a mear 9.5V from it so I figure.. its dead.. so I put in another of the same battery (friends battery).. car fires up runs great for a while.. then driving home.. lights start to flicker.. battery light comes on.. car dies.. try to restart.. voltage reads 8.8V..

what the hell? 2 dead batteries!? how is this sheiot possable?

im lost http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/frown.gif

11-23-2002, 06:44 AM

Sounds like your alternator is broken, if the battery was new and the car is not able to maintain the ~13.8V or so. How old is the alternator? Check it out. Good luck.


11-23-2002, 08:32 AM
seems as if you were running on your reserve ..

the alternator might have went

11-23-2002, 03:48 PM
it was the alternator fuse.. I fixed it http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif