Hello, I have to tell you the whole story here so you will understand my Frustration!!!
Had Professional Shop on Monday December 20th 2010 inspect my vehicle for a possible sale to another person. Not much came out of the inspection, other than under carriage was too dirty for the buyer...Strange!!
Now here is the kicker!! This may be a coincidence but.....On Tuesday Dec. 21st went to the store and Radio started to go off and on....thought that was weird; then the check engine light started to blink on and off. Parked in the store lot and turned off the engine. Tried to start the engine again and Battery was completely dead. Got a jump from a nice man and drove the car home where I checked to see if the Alternator was putting out current to the Battery...it was not, and Battery was down to 8 Volts. I charged the existing Battery back up to its capacity. I took the old Alternatoir out and ordered a new Alternator and put it in Wednesday 22nd. After I put in the new Alternator the Check Engine light is on with the car running....the new Alternator is charging the Battery fine. Before I took the car into the place that inspected it, it was running great and Alternator was charging.
Could the shop have done something to blow out the Alternator and harm the Charging system while they were doing the Inspection? Maybe Coil? But if that were the case the car would not even start. I'm really baffled on this one. I would appreciate any input.