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    Weird electrical problem

    Well I was driving the car the other night and the battery gauge just kept going down. So when I got home the lights were dimming. I went out today to start it and it started fine and the volts were reading normal. I have a slight power steering leak and I was thinking it might have caused a short in the alternator. Does that make sense or is it something else?

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    Make sure all of your connections are good and tight and clean, at the battery. Also may want to have a charging system check done on it, could be the alt fixing to take a poo on ya...
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    Not sure but the power steering pump could be leaking onto the belt, causing it to slip.

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    well I took the alternator out today and noticed someone who owned the car before me cut 3 of the 4 wires coming out of the alternator plug and spliced the other one onto something else. Does anyone have a wire diagrahm to see where those three are supposed to go?

    Sinced it worked fine before the pump started leaking everywhere should I even bother hooking them back up?

    On a side note whats a great degreaser since the pump fluid made a mess.

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    I like the cheap stuff, i think its called purple power or something, got it from wally world "walmart"..
    As far as i diagram drop me your email and ill send ya one out to ya.
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    thanks for the diagram silplu@hotmail.com

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