[DML] Re: how long will battery last w/ no alternator
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[DML] Re: how long will battery last w/ no alternator



You're going to get stuck.

Fuel pump is electric. Radiator fans are electric. Onboard modules are
electric. CPR is electric. Dash gauges are electric.

In the bad old days (diaphragm fuel pump, ignition points, idiot
lights, etc) you could drive 300 miles on the battery. Those days are
long gone.

Just buy an alternator at a local parts house.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddlasvegas" <daviddlasvegas@...>
wrote:
>
> I'm going to try to make it the 3.5 hour drive to the shop to get my 
> alternator repaired. The alternator is putting out no power, so the 
> car is running off the battery 100%. If I am driving the car with no 
> accessories on, no a/c, and no lights, should the battery fully 
> charged last 3.5 hrs / 250 miles or am I going to get stuck?
>




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