[DML] Bad Alternator?
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[DML] Bad Alternator?



For the past several months, the bearings on my alternator would 
squeal a bit when starting the engine.  (I have an 82 with 30,000 
miles on it). My mechanic confirmed that I'd need a new one sooner 
or later.  On Saturday, when I started the car for a ride, the 
engines started right up,then all of a sudden, cut out.  I started 
it again, it ran for a few seconds, then just died again.  The car 
started the third time, allowing me to start down the street.  After 
a couple of miles, the engine just died again, where I had to coast 
to a stop on the side of the road.  The car would not start after 
that.  It would crank and crank, but did not fire up.  The voltmeter 
showed about 8 volts.  After getting it towed home, I jumpered the 
fuel pump to make sure it turned on.  It did.  I then tried to start 
the car.  It kicked on for a second then died.  Battery still seems 
to crank strongly, but no ignition.  Voltage still shows about 8 
volts.  Is this symptoms of a bad alternator?

Thanks,

Paul
vin10944



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