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Tiny
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  • 1998 SATURN L200
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,000 MILES
Saturn 98'. Twin cam. 1.9 liter wouldnt start. Checked starter. Tried to cross wire starter. No spark. We hit starter witha hammer and it started up right away. We replaced the starter. Started it up and it started right up. We let it run for a bit. When I went to drive it I noticed the battery light was dimming on and off. Then when I started to gain speed the battery light dimmed off and stayed up. I started to roll up the window and the speed gauges went to 0. And that rpm gauge went to 0. And the radio cut out.I got it home and it died immediatly and would not turn over again. It made no sound when I turned the key. No clicking or anything. I had the battery checked and they said it was good. It was only producing 20 amps less than the accurate amps.
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 12:36 AM

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Have the alternator load tested
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 1:44 AM
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Thats what I came up with after alot of research. Because I noticed that the fact the battery light faded in and out ment the alternatro was not doing its job. Do you know how I could test it myself? Obviously with a multimeter but I was curious on like the volts and such.
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 1:26 AM
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Go to this link: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 2:27 AM

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