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Old 09-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #41
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Could just be the alternator on its way out. You can check system voltage through the easter egg function on the OBC. I forget what spec is, but you should be able to search what voltage the alternator is supposed to put out at idle and at x RPM. If you do need a replacement alternator, alternatorpros has a pretty good reputation, good prices, and quick shipping.

I think I got quoted close to $700 for a new alternator at the dealership, parts alone Reman unit from alternatorpros was something on the order of $150
Thanks man, also for the easter egg info. Drove car again today and no issues. Car behaved normally when this was occurring, just no audio from radio.

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B, how old is the battery? My car did the same stuff a couple days before the battery shat the bed
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Curious to know about this easter egg?

You could also touch a multimeter to the positive lead on the back of the alternator while it's running. A good alternator should put out ~14V. I believe anything as low as 13.5V is within range too. Check the voltage of the battery cold too.
Don't have a multi-meter

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Definitely alt or battery failure approaching. My cost for an ac delco reman with lifetime warranty was $200 through my shop. Next alternator is free find an ac delco parts dealer. 334-xxxx series.
Warranty like that sounds good to me, but as soon as we figure out our house situation, I will be figuring out the car situation so may not need something with a warranty like that.
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Wow, congrats! Surprised you have time to post on E46F. I'm starting my first year at UMD
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Warranty like that sounds good to me, but as soon as we figure out our house situation, I will be figuring out the car situation so may not need something with a warranty like that.
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ha i totally see it now, lol. where was that? gtown?
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Haha yeah.. Not sure if she's still with Kurt Russell... And wish instead of Goldie it was her daughter (kate hudson )
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^ i think i saw you at bimmerfest, Brad, but you look different without the yellow goggles.

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Haha yeah.. Not sure if she's still with Kurt Russell... And wish instead of Goldie it was her daughter (kate hudson )
when you say Little Irish Inn - do you mean the one in Glen Echo?

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when you say Little Irish Inn - do you mean the one in Glen Echo?

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lawl, does anyone know when 2nd half of season 5 airs?
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For someone who hates on others for talking politics, you sure do attempt to interject it in conversation often.
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For someone who hates on the government for being too intrusive, you sure do like to interject it in peoples bedrooms often.
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For someone who hates on the government for being too intrusive, you sure do like to interject it in peoples bedrooms often.
And, as a pro-choice, pro-gay-rights individual, how exactly am I doing that?
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You do it in supporting the policies and candidates that you support. You are doing it with your vote.
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