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Offline Celica4mea

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Twas The Alternator
« on: Sep 25, 2003, 08:01:38 pm »
well I took my alternator in and got it tested.....it failed miserably.......so......for once I decided to get a new part instead of a jackyard part lol.....so outta the 2 I could choose from I got the more expensive since its warranty was 5 times longer! and only 39 bucks more. So I plopped her in and bam Ive never seen my needle so high on my gauge haha so now its all good.............everything is fixed......cept....my stereo.....why its not working I dunno......ugh.....the on going saga!


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Twas The Alternator
« Reply #1 on: Sep 25, 2003, 08:18:41 pm »
Well now you have fixed that part of your problem, you should trace your power wires for the stereo. If you have a short in there, you might blow your diodes or regulators on your alternator.  Did you do any voltage drop tests when you installed the new alternator? It is necessary for you to do this, because I know you dont enjoy changing alternators.

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Twas The Alternator
« Reply #2 on: Sep 26, 2003, 12:33:14 am »
wen i wuz taking my motor out
the rachet on the intake slipped and stuck to the positive battery post
i spose this is why they tell you to take off the NEGATIVE cable?
it wuz arcing and making science fiction movie noises and i freaked and grabbed it and tried to yank it loose
it did come loose thankfully, but wuz very very hot
 :D  <_<  :rolleyes:
that won't scroo up the alt. will it?
i know it's not good for the battery...

sposedly, wen yor battery dies, if it's an emergency
and i mean a real emergency
you can jump the battery posts for a few seconds and it heats up the battery and it will get enuf juice to start and run a while
never studied how that works
not good for the battery tho
and might make it explode too i bet
sulfuric and/or other acids in there ya know
and that'll burn ya and stuff :blink:  :(  :unsure:  

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 26, 2003, 01:22:15 am »
That could knock out your ECU also.  More than likely you wont have a problem though. Just do a test when you restart the car and make sure all is well
If it stayed on there for a short time, which I believe since you could hold the wrench with your bare hands, I dont see anything happening to the alternator