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i was driving and suddenly all warning lights came on and off and few minutes later car started loose power
i stopped and then car would not start

with the jump start car started but shut down right after

what it can be? Alternator?

i dropped of the car at Rover specialist

any ideas?

if it is alternator is it expensive fix?

all i know that my glove box was open over night

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10mm wrench and tighten the battery cables.
 

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update
they had to diagnose and change the battery it was $600
diagnostic 130 battery 300 and hour labor to replace battery

also i was told my alternator needs to be replaced and that be 1260

is it all sounds fair?

i feel battery replacement was way too much
 

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I assume you are talking USD - so to buy my battery a little while back was $220, fit is free as it is part of the service and only takes 5 minutes.

My alternator cost $500 and I fitted it myself - LR book time to replace the is 45 min - took me 2 hours. So independent cost to replace the alternator should be about $500 + about $100 labour - everything in USD.
 

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You got ripped off: problem was probably a bad alternator. An independent alternator/starter rebuilder could have fixed it for about $220 (US) and an hour.

But, because of the crappy redo of this site, I can't tell where you are located. Maybe in Kenya you got a good deal.
 

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But, because of the crappy redo of this site, I can't tell where you are located. Maybe in Kenya you got a good deal.
Yes it is hard to know where people are - I am in Canberra Australia and converted my AUD costs to USD. I assumed the original poster was in the US.

Bring back to old format. Management has not taken the opportunity to address concerns of members.

Garry
 
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