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Old 07-18-2011, 07:25 PM   Thread Starter #1
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I have a prob. Where when I start my04 max the car shuts off. I change my alternator recently and I refillled the antifreeze after most of it was lost during installing alternator. Does anybody know what's wrong. I did spill a little antifreeze on the alternator.
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Welcom but thats a weird problem, maybe you spilled a little too much on the alternator, take it to sears and have them run a test on it.
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AutoZone can test your alternator also. Can you give us any more info? How long does it run before it shuts off? Do any of your lights/radio work after it shuts off?
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welcome,

shuts off ? so it doest idle then dies ?

or it doesnt crank over ?

are the lights comming on with the KEY on?

any SES (check engine ) lights on ?
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Welcome!!
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That doesn't sound like the Alternator at all because the alternator doesn't keep the car running, the battery does. Alternator charges the battery. Now if the alternator got trashed and not charging your battery, then your car would not start at all. So I think this is just a coincidence. Sounds like something else might be causing this.
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Bienvenido! Get it checked out and is it possible you disconnected anything else?
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That doesn't sound like the Alternator at all because the alternator doesn't keep the car running, the battery does. Alternator charges the battery. Now if the alternator got trashed and not charging your battery, then your car would not start at all. So I think this is just a coincidence. Sounds like something else might be causing this.
Actually, the alternator does keep the car running, hence the reason you can popstart a dead vehicle, if you spilled alot of it I would check for any electrical connections that may have gotten wet or any that are not connected, then go from there. Just a ? you're sure it was the alternator to begin with?
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That doesn't sound like the Alternator at all because the alternator doesn't keep the car running, the battery does. Alternator charges the battery. Now if the alternator got trashed and not charging your battery, then your car would not start at all. So I think this is just a coincidence. Sounds like something else might be causing this.
Sorry Ray, I have to disagree. The battery starts the car, the alternator keeps the car running.
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Sorry Ray, I have to disagree. The battery starts the car, the alternator keeps the car running.
Yeap. You can start the car, disconnect the battery and it will still run.

Obviously not good for the alternator... but itís what keeps the car running after it starts.
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Welcome to the family!!! Sound like you don't have something securely connected. Doesn't make sense that the car will start and not keep running due to the alternator. Hope you find the issue.
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battery

maf sensor bad

or cam sensor. bank 1 or 2 ( most likely bank 1 )

if theres no codes im leaning toward the battery.

if you have codes please state them but its really out of the 3 above

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most members on just about all the forums usually have to change alernator and battery in pairs. im guessing that since the battery is large that when the alernator frys out your running on battery juice alone until finally you toast a cell in the battery making that no good as well
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