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2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 Question: My 2005 car, c240 alternator light came on,can that damange my car if not fixed?

 

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williepratt, Castro Valley, CA, November 17, 2011, 15:39
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My 2005 mercedez, c240 alternator light came on today, can that damange my car if not fixed in a month?

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    Hal... (see my shops), November 17, 2011, 15:43
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    The short answer is yes. When the alternator is not charging correctly the light will come on. You need to find out what part has gone bad and repair/replace it. This will probably include an alternator and maybe a new battery. If you keep driving the in this condition I guarantee you will also need the battery.

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    ccsmog from Contra Costa Smog and Repair, November 18, 2011, 00:03
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    Yes it may cause more damage. You may be overcharging the battery or not charging the battery, you may ruin the battery or get stranded or even stall will driving and have a no start situation. Over charging may also cause ECM problems.

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