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At dealer not charging. 2014 caravan. They want to put an

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At dealer not charging. 2014 caravan. They want to put an alt on for 1000.00 and not sure if the timp is bad which would be another 1000.00. Why don't they know for sure?
JA: Are you fixing your Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No. But I checked charging voltage 11v Looked at alt and recalls and found out what I was up against
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Why cant the tech know before replacing the alt?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

If you send me your VIN I can do some checking for you to see if it would be easy to determine if the TIPM or alternator is at fault.

Thank you!

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