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Old 05-14-2014, 07:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
I put an AutoZone alternator in my Accord and then an elk headbutted the car.
This is anecdotal evidence and requires ABA testing.

While a visual check is better than none it is best to use a volt meter. Just as easy to clean without checking and take very little time. I recommend you clean the ground using a small rotatory tool with with a brass brush, less likely to remove the coating protective coating from the connectors.
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