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So I took the car out for an easy run to the pub today and it ran like a top for the 3 mile trip to the bar. When I got back in it an hour later, the battery light came on. The battery is only a week old and even with the old (bad) battery the light never came on.

Additionally, and more worriesome, second gear now has a bad 'lurch' under anything other than idle speed accelleration. It goes into gear fine, but lurches and bogs when trying to move forward in second. It sounds and feels like I've lost part of second :) The !#@$ing thing ran fine on the way out...

Just venting - In the end it will work out.

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In regards to the battery light, it probably means that your alternator is on the way out. Mine crapped out a few months ago. I had it rewound at minimal expense. I've also read that you can use an alternator from a Cadillac Catera. Good luck getting things sorted out.

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Low voltage will also give you poor running, especially under load. Not enough volts to produce a decent spark etc.

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Low voltage will also give you poor running, especially under load. Not enough volts to produce a decent spark etc.

Good point and fingers crossed it's that!

Hope all ends well (cheap).

John

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In regards to the battery light, it probably means that your alternator is on the way out. Mine crapped out a few months ago. I had it rewound at minimal expense. I've also read that you can use an alternator from a Cadillac Catera. Good luck getting things sorted out.

Go to the Parts refrence page and there is information on the Cadillac Catera alternator swap. I did mine 2.5 years ago and never had another issue with the alternator. Purchased it on ebay.

If you have any questions on the swap just ask me.

JoeyO

2001 V8


JoeyO

2001 V8 - Silver

2007 Ducati 1098

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