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So i was out on a shift delivering pizzas as i have done for the last month or so with no problems except one minor one wiht a lgiht ppole screwing around..but yeah i go to start my car and all teh lights (battery , ebrake, seatbelt etc) come on then go off...except the ebrake and battery. i checked my ebrake 1st and it was down all teh way.i figured maybe because i was low on gas that those were the warning lights or something (i dont know what i was thinking) so i went to fill up with gas..i put about 1/2 thank in and all was fine till i pulled out of the gas station parking lot they both turned on again and cut out sometimes...after a few times of this on again off again shit they finally went out and are off as of home. anyone got any idea what the problem is.

Plus do i pop off my window crank and door handle too get my door panel off?
 

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
happened again today..checked everything and i need an alternator..anyone know how big of a job this is to change and a price on one?could i just replace the brushes or would it be better to buy a whole new assembly?
 

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the light that says "BRAKE" is an indicator for the e brake, but also is a warning light for the brake system. id check the level of fluid in the resovoir(sp?) and make sure you dont have a problem with you brakes
 

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You are correct that it is the alternator at fault. Yes you can replace just the brushes. Look at the stickied thread 'do it yourself' for a link to the thread with pictures and details.
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yay..uhh i was checking it today i know a mechanic and he has a clamp on ampmeter and my alternator is it was a grounding problem for the battery...corroded to hell and all is well as of right now..maybe tomorrow will be different.
 

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update: ran it on teh SUN machine at school. my alternator is runnin intermitantly...goin to buy a set of brushes from Toyota this weekend should this fix it?
 

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Tyler just buy yourself a reman alternator and be done with it. The brushes from Toyota are almost as much as an aftermarket alt. plus much easier to install than doing the brushes on it.
 
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