1990 CAMRY DX-BIZZARE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM

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Old 01 Oct 2003, 11:40 am   #1 (permalink)
Atlantic965
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Default 1990 CAMRY DX-BIZZARE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM

I own a 1990 Camry with a 3 month old battery. The alternator is about a
year old. Not long ago during a rain storm the car left me stranded. I took
it to a WAL-MART Supercenter and they checked the battery and the whole
electrical system and said it was fine. 3 weeks later the same thing
happens. During this rain storm the alternator light would go on and stay
lit for a few seconds then go off again. Then a jump start was required to
get it to go. I took the battery back to the auto part store and they said
it was fine and the alternator was fine. I don't get what's going on. Could
the starter be shot?


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Old 01 Oct 2003, 12:11 pm   #2 (permalink)
C. E. White
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Check your alternator belt. Then check your battery terminal connections (make
sure they are clean and tight).

Ed

Atlantic965 wrote:

> I own a 1990 Camry with a 3 month old battery. The alternator is about a
> year old. Not long ago during a rain storm the car left me stranded. I took
> it to a WAL-MART Supercenter and they checked the battery and the whole
> electrical system and said it was fine. 3 weeks later the same thing
> happens. During this rain storm the alternator light would go on and stay
> lit for a few seconds then go off again. Then a jump start was required to
> get it to go. I took the battery back to the auto part store and they said
> it was fine and the alternator was fine. I don't get what's going on. Could
> the starter be shot?


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Old 01 Oct 2003, 07:58 pm   #3 (permalink)
Jason James
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Also check your altenator is not getting drenched when you drive thru
puddles,...perhaps a splash guard is missing. Alternators can stop charging
when water gets onto the slip-rings,..but the belt slipping is first bet.

Jason

"C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> Check your alternator belt. Then check your battery terminal connections

(make
> sure they are clean and tight).
>
> Ed
>
> Atlantic965 wrote:
>
> > I own a 1990 Camry with a 3 month old battery. The alternator is about a
> > year old. Not long ago during a rain storm the car left me stranded. I

took
> > it to a WAL-MART Supercenter and they checked the battery and the whole
> > electrical system and said it was fine. 3 weeks later the same thing
> > happens. During this rain storm the alternator light would go on and

stay
> > lit for a few seconds then go off again. Then a jump start was required

to
> > get it to go. I took the battery back to the auto part store and they

said
> > it was fine and the alternator was fine. I don't get what's going on.

Could
> > the starter be shot?

>



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