How long can you drive a car with a broken alternator with a freshly charged battery?
January 3, 2004 4:55 AM Subscribe
How long can you drive a car with a broken alternator with a freshly charged battery? [more inside]
posted by rdr to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total)
I picked up a POS car a month or so ago because my previous car got destroyed in a freak snow/hail/rain storm/flood (in L.A.?). The car has something wrong with it's electrical system. Tonight the car just stopped and after hassling with it for a while it became obvious that the car was not getting any energy from the alternator. I would jump start the car but a minute after disconnecting the jump cable the car would die again. So I'm thinking I can pull the battery, charge it, put it back in and drive the car to my mechanic. My mechanic is about twenty miles from where I'm at. Does this plan make any sense?