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, COULD IT JUST BE THE ALTERNATOR?

2001 Dodge Neon

1. 2001 Dodge Noen ES
2. Approx 80000 miles
3. Automatic Transmission
4. Chirping sound in engine compartment by alternator
5. No noticeable fluid leaks
6. Past repair history unknown, just purchased 3 months/ 3500 miles ago

I have a couple problems. Had car checked by mechanic when purchased 3 months ago, and all checked out ok at time.

Car won't start. Jumped it and started, ran it for 10 mins then shut off. Started again easily. Shut off again and waited 5 mins. Tried to start and would not. Alternator or starter I'm guessing? Going to have it tested this afternoon.

I'm wondering if the other problem it is having is connected. The vehicle is loping in idle, almost to the point of stalling. Seems to do it worse in reverse than in drive. Could this be related to the alternator, does it sound like transmission, or any other ideas?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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MeganH77
October 17, 2007.




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