Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 1986 420 SEL, gold
Location: Bountiful, Utah
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Help diagnosing car problem
I have a 1986 420 SEL and am experiencing a new issue. My son drives the car to school and indicates that all of a sudden, the lights dim, the turn signal fades and the radio stops. He can limp the car to the parking lot, and the engine cuts out.
At the end of school, the car did start up and he was able to drive home, however, he just made it to the driveway when the same experience happened, ending with the engine just shutting down.
I'm thinking perhaps this may be an alternator issue? However, I could use any suggestions as to what I should look for and how to test if this really is an alternator issue.