Join Date: Nov 2004
Car: 2001 Outback wagon
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mysterious battery/alternator problem
My 2001 Outback wagon is at the shop, where they are trying to diagnose this intermittent but serious problem. Anyone have ideas, experience with it? My battery light (and brake light) sometimes come on after I have been driving the car, then restart it. If I drive for long after that, the accessories begin to fade, then the engine quits. I've had to be towed off the highway twice -- frustratingly, the battery tests fine, and the car restarts. The connections have been checked for corrosion, etc. If the problem is that the alternator isn't charging the battery, why isn't the battery dead?