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Old 10-25-2012, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by YinD View Post
No, it was not a wet day. However, I did wash the car the night before.

I was reading a thread for alternator and came across one that talked about the electrical stuff in the box on the passenger side of the car near the a pillar. I wonder if I have a water intrusion up there.

Otherwise I am going to start checking for loose connections.
I reread your post and i think it has something to do with car wash
Was water sprayed directly underneath the car ??

here is my story :
I replaced cooling system with radiator and did bleeding
get a geyser 1-2 feet high and it failed on alternator
Started car and alternator was dead
Tried after 2H and alternator was dead
Ordered new alternator
Tried morning and alternator was OK !!
Canceled order
GL !

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