I went to check my battery and alternator. 4 different places have me 2 different readings, 2 said battery was bad, 2 said alternator. I swapped out my battery. Keep in mind the one I took out was only 18mos old. For about a good 30mims while driving with my new battery I could sit at a red light with ac on full blast and idle sat nice n pretty. Thought wow that was easy, boy was I wrong. It's back at it now again. And actually it seems a bit worse. (Could be my frustration with it). So I'm inclined to think if I need to change my alternator out as well. Cause it seemed fine with the new battery for 30 mins. Also that battery I took out was still fairly new for a battery to be bad so if the alternator was going out that would explain why the battery went bad so fast.
I asked my friend who used to be a mechanic and he said "Dirty idle air control valve on the intake".
Any help is greatly appreciated. Really want to get this fixed already. Extremely annoying problem.
have the same problem?
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 AT 8:10 PM