. While driving the radio and all dash lights cut out, the spedometer and gas guage went crazy. Was only two blocks from home and when I pulled in the driveway the radio had turned back on but all dash lights were still off and the radio lights on very dim. Could not restart car. Figured there was a battery problem so we took the battery to be tested at autozone. We took the alternator to be tested at the same time just to be sure. The battery failed and so we purchased a new battery. The alternator, however, passed with flying colors. This was yesterday evening. Tonight my boyfriend was driving and everything went out on him in the same way it did me. Again, the car would not start. He brought the battey to the house to recharge it and took it back to the car to start it. Got two blocks away from the house and it did the same thing. He jumped the battery and made it home. He says that after a jump, and letting it run a moment, that the car died when the battery was disconnected. So it seems to me the problem IS alternator related even though Autozone gave it a clear bill of health. How do I go about finding out if it is the alternator for sure? And if it isn't the alternator, what else could it be?Thank you for your time, Sincerely, K8loz
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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 7:37 AM