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ALTERNATOR REPAIR

1999 Acura TL

Electrical problem
1999 Acura TL V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 164000 miles

my car quit running while I was driving down the street. I had the car tolled to the local acura dealer to find out what was the problem. They checked and said the alternator needed replaced and that the alternator also caused the battery to be totally drained and thus needed replaced. Thay did the work, and a couple of days later, my car would not start. We jumped the battery and took it back to the dealer, he said he could not find anything wrong but let it sit outside till we picked it up later in the day. When we got to the dealership, the car would not start. They then did more testing and fould the cable that leads to the battery was shorting out and drainiing the battery. My question is, could it be that the cable was the only problem and not the alternator after all. Would the cable being bad cause all the original problems?

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Mark greene
December 3, 2009.




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