IS IT THE ALTERNATOR?

1996 Mercury Tracer

Tiny

sweetanger

April, 6, 2009 AT 12:43 AM

1996 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Automatic 128800 miles

i was driving my car today and all of a sudden the rpm gauge, radio, and heat just quit on me. Then started working. When I left to go home, the car lights dimmed, inside and out, the battery light, and check engine light, and airbag light came on, then all of the lights went out and the car died. Is it the alternator or the crank shaft, or the battery?

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Tiny

bluelightnin6

April, 6, 2009 AT 12:55 AM

Suspect faulty battery or alternator. You will need to have charging system tested before replacing anything. If battery and alternator are OK, inspect battery cables to ensure all connections and tight and clean.

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