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Old 04-19-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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I thought I could hear the VUE making a funny noise, like something loose and vibrating a little, but I had no idea what. Then my wife calls on the cell phone and says the battery light is on and it's acting slugish. I told her to drive it straight home; she was only a few blocks away. I charged it overnight with a Battery Tender and checked the battery voltage. That battery had been replaced under warranty less than a year ago and showed almost 13 volts, so I figured it must be the alternator. We took it to the Waco dealer today (a short drive, luckily) and they swapped it out within a few hours of dropping it off. Great service! The noise is gone, so now I know what a bad alternator sounds like. Has anybody else had this problem? Ours only has 34,000 miles on it.
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34K mi, You got in just under the line, eh? This is the first I've heard of any alternator problems on the vue. I hope it doesn't turn out that they're engineering to fail near 36K mi.
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