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?
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 5:29 PM