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Alternat(or) Realities [Sep. 28th, 2011|10:47 am]

The alternator on my car died on the way home last night. I stopped to pick up milk and the car wouldn’t start again. It was so sudden that I has the sneaky suspicion that it wasn’t the battery, but gave a go at getting a jump. Got the car started, but only got a few blocks before it gave out again under the electrical load.

Called aaa and they sent out a van that confirmed the battery was healthy, and with the use of a meter, watched the voltage drop under load, pronouncing the alternator to be the issue, so they called in the flatbed tower (I have all wheel drive). They dropped me off at home and towed the truck to the garage.

Today I am hanging out at the Library because it is a short walk from the garage and has wifi, so I can get some work done while I wait. Hopefully, by the end of the day, and 470 dollars later, I’ll have an operational vehicle again.

Sort of glad no one showed last night for game night (do you want to be added to the list for that?). Also, very glad for public libraries. Even when I’m not busy checking out books, they still provide a valuable third space. But of course, I ended up with a book too…

Mirrored from The Black Horse of the Blog World.


[User Picture]From: mermaidlady
2011-09-29 03:34 pm (UTC)
Must be catching. We ended up with a dead car in Kenmore Square last night.

We're hoping the alternator from my Saturn, which is at the garage waiting to be junked donated, is compatible with the Vue.
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