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Protege: Radio stopped working when A/c was on then vice versa..dimmed

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Staranded with an 02 protoge 5. Radio stopped working when A/c was on then vice versa. Lights dimmed. Got to hotel turned off the car. 10 min later only clicking noise when key is turned. guessing altenator?? if so what the usual time and cost to replace? Thanks
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 7 years ago.
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This sounds like the alternator is bad, I would have it tested prior to replacing it. The time to replace it is betwen 1-2 hours and cost will be $100-$200.

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