1985 Toyota Supra 6 cyl
I drive a 1985 Toyota Supra. Today my battery light started flickering, and the needle started wavering, and then went all the way up to 18v and came back down to the 12 mark before I was able to pull over. I called AAA and the guy said I could probably make it home, but didn't check anything, and so I stopped by PepBoys on the drive home and had them check the battery and system. They said the alternator was not showing any charge but the car still starts right up when turned off, numerous times, and all the electrical power (windows, sunroof, etc) work like usual; are not slow or anything. My friend said it might be the corrosion on the battery or down in the cables 'cause it would not start up when turned off if the alternator was completely dead. The battery light is still on/flickering off and on, but the needle has not gone up beyond 12 or 13 again. What do YOU think. And is it safe to drive/ will I get stuck somewhere or ruin something if I do? Thank you.
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 5:11 AM