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1998 Avalon Possible Alternator problems

Elliot UdellElliot Udell Posts: 79
edited November 2017 in Toyota
I had two experiences where my car would not start and the triple A came and helped but even they had difficulty starting it. My mechanic ruled out battery problems and ruled out starter problems. Could it be the alternator

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,098
    If it started up and continued to run, it's not the alternator. Did your mechanic run a test on the battery? This sounds exactly like a recent issue we had with my daughter's car and the battery was the culprit and I'm leaning towards that

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  • One of the other reasons I think it might be the alternator is that for a long time the dashboard lights are dimmer than they use to be
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,098
    Then you need to check the voltage coming out of the alternator. You can have it checked at places like Autozone

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  • thanks
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Also clean those battery and ground cables!
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,098

    Also clean those battery and ground cables!

    Yes, lot of places where you can have losses

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