I have a 2000 suzuki esteem and car had died in the middle of the road and nothing would work, not even the lights, at first i thought it was the battery but it wasnt. I took it to a garage and they said it was the altinater but that did not fix it either then i took it to another garage and they said the other garage hooked my altinater up wrong and shorted out the computer and now im trying to sale it and cant get anyone to buy it. What is wrong with the car?
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2000 Suzuki Esteem Question: Computer
Answer #1Superbob June 07, 2011, 13:22Master
I can't say what's wrong with the car without inspecting it myself. If you had less-than-competent people working on it, anything could have happened.
I don't see how anybody could hook up an alternator incorrectly. If the battery were hooked up incorrectly, the computer and all the other electronics (like the radio) could be damaged.
Initially, it sounds like the alternator may have failed and allowed the battery to discharge, causing the car to quit running while you were driving. Usually, if the alternator fails, the warning light comes on indicating that.
Find a Suzuki or import car specialist to diagnose the car. Maybe he'll want to buy it if you don't want to fix it.
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