I have a 2000 mercury mystique that won't start unless I jump it off another vehicles charge. I have tested the battery and it's 100% so my next thought is the alternator. I can't drive it to a car parts store because it dies if I drive it after about 30 feet. Since an alternator is about $150 for the low end refurbished ones, I want to exhaust all other options before I pull it off just to test it. I don't have a voltmeter, but I do hear a whining from the front end when I turn on my headlights, radio etc. After jumping it off. Does this sound like it could be anything but an alternator issue?
have the same problem?
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 5:29 PM