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While driving, what would cause an alternator to stop the car from running?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2007 Toyota Avalon

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Avalon yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not fixing myself. So far, just had it towed, and had Triple A person tell me the battery was dead, and his indicator shows the alternator dead/not working also.

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

The Triple A person did that with his meter.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I don't think so. I'm not very mechanically knowledgeable.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. Thanks for coming! I'm Ron and I'll be working with you on your question today.

Just so that I'm clear on your question... are you asking why the engine would stop running due to a faulty alternator?

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