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Old 06-29-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation Stuck in Morganton,NC!!

ANY HELP is appreciated!! Battery light came on so I went to a Large Tire Service Center the does State inspections,etc. A lot of Certified Techs on hand. They checked the alternator and said it was the Regulator inside bad. Had to wait until next day(today) for a Reman Alternator. Installed and light was out. Did not get out of the City Limits when the Battery light came back on. New battery was installed about 1week ago and it tested fine. So now they are thinking SOMETHING is KILLING the alternators?? ANY ideas ANYONE?? Also does anyone know a GOOG Sprinter Tech in Morganton area? I am at Clark Tires Service Exit 103. Thanks.....
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stuck in Morganton,NC!!

Closest good MB tech I know of *near* you is in Greenville SC, about 2 hours south of you.
PM me if you want his phone#. He PMed me a while back when I was in the South and had problems.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Stuck in Morganton,NC!!

It is possible that the battery is defective... happens a lot these days... what brand & $$$?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: Stuck in Morganton,NC!!

Possibly a problem with the main ground connection on the firewall or the main fuse block??
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #5
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Was your old battery really bad? They guys at Christopher Trucks in Greenville are really good on the Sprinters. Their Sprinter shop is out in the country and not next to the Interstate.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:27 PM   #6
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Can you drive 25 miles east on I40? Hickory North Carolina steve white Dodge dealer.
I actually met a skilled sprinter tech there. This is your best bet
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:24 AM   #7
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Thanks to ALL of you for your support,MUCH appreciated! When you are stuck on the road it is a Comfort to have so many unseen friends!! As it turned out I just got a JUNK reman. alternator..It did not last 5miles!! Dr. Andy was a BIG help here. He nailed it right off. So my message is. IF you EVER have alternator trouble..Get a NEW Bosch,if you can.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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Default Re: Stuck in Morganton,NC!!

I had the same issue. Was in Texas last year and alternator went bad. I did not know about Europarts at the time. NAPA dealer was only place I could find alternator. It was reman and it only lasted 40k and the bearing and clutch burnt out. Europarts and Bosch only for me from now on.
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