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Old 03-08-2006, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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91 Camry brake and battery warning lights ON

After starting, my 91 Camry brake and battery (or alternator) warning lights suddenly came ON for may be 2-3 minutes then OFF for the rest of the trip. Can anyone tell me what is wrong and need to be done. Thanks for the HELP!
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Most likely cause of that is a worn/bad alternator.
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yep its a bad alternator. it happened to me before.
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Another vote for the Alternator. Happened to me also.
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Again alternator~...
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You sure it's not a loose spare tire?





























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Its low on alternator fluid and/or the alternator timing is off. Need a special alternator timing light to check it though.
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I will have the alternator check out and post the result. Thank you everyone for the inputs.
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Check the tension on the belt, it may be slipping when you start the car.
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2nd Generation yup

yupp thats the alternator. cause i had the problem today, and then when i came out of work, my alternator died *cries*
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ditto here on my accord (delphi) right at 100k

hmm, I wonder if one can just change the brushes and call it a day? will be much much cheaper than a new alternator.
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Just a reply to everyone who gave me helpful information. Yes, it is the alternator! During the weekend, I measure the voltage across the baterry with the engine running and sure enough the DVM read 12.15VDC while it should be between 14.10 - 14.40 VDC. I went to autozone bought a new one and put it in. The problem is fixed. Thanks again to every one.
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