tuko Posted January 7, 2006 Share Posted January 7, 2006 Just like the post says, How do you know that your alternator is on it's last leg? Today we we out all day, playing in the snow. After a nice warm meal at a friends and watching an off road DVD, we piled into the landy and drove 60Km home. When we got back into town, we stopped at the local grocery store, to get some chips and such for the evening munchies....everything going well to this point. Of course at the grocery store, I turned of the engine....Tried to start it 15 minutes later....Dead battery! I did notice that the high beams we some what dim driving home and the dash lights we darker than normal, but hey, it's a series 3, it does funny things sometimes. So a half hour later I had the wifes car and my set of jumpers. Used the car to start the landy and drove it home, with the wife following closely behind, if something did happen. Once home and the motor still running, I put the amp meter on the battery and it showed that the alternator was charging! Ran the motor for a bit, tried to start it several times, without any problems.... I'm wondering, is this the early signs of the alternator is on it's final legs? I've never ran into this problem before, on the landy, so, what do you think? Todd. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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