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I have a 1999 Hilux 2.7 petrol, I gave it a full service and…

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I have a 1999...

I have a 1999 Hilux 2.7 petrol, I gave it a full service and soon after

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

... it ran fine for like 30 kilometres and then started surging, struggling to hold revs and then just died completely killing the battery?

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

1999 Toyota hilux 2.7 petrol

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

I can’t afford a mechanic so yes I want to fix it myself but don’t know where to begin

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

Also since purchase it has been running very rich

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UK Auto Mechanic: Greg, Shop Owner replied 1 month ago
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UK Auto Mechanic: Greg, Shop Owner replied 1 month ago

Hi .

This does sound like the alternator failed and slowly the battery went flat causing you this issue .

With a voltage meter check battery voltage and if lower than 10 volts recharge the battery and the car will start again .

When engine is running recheck voltage at the battery with a good alternator you will have 14 volts

if you still have battery voltage alternator is bad if if voltage is 14 volts let me know .

For further assistance with this issue please get back to me with the reply box below .
This is not a one answer and done i/we will stay with you until the problem is sorted out .
Please do not forget to leave positive feedback by clicking on the 5 stars at the top of your page, iam not employees of the site and get no credit for spending time with customers unless they leave positive feedback.

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