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Yes, you should be concerned. If the alternator has quit working, the vehicle will continue to run as long as the battery still has a "charge".Since the battery is just an electrical "storage device", it needs the alternator to provide the electrical energy that you use next time you want to start the engine. While the engine will start quite a few times after the alternator has failed, eventually you will drain all of the electrical charge out of the battery. Then you'll be stranded somewhere. Take the vehicle to an auto parts retailer that can test your charging system for you. be concerned, as your vehicle is running on it's battery and will soon be dead..no juice because it's not charging..or it's charging poorly.. you may also have a broken alternator belt that might not be turning the water pump..check your belts, because if you drive without the water pump, you could overheat and ruin the engine... get help.. also everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and a professional shop manual should be available at the library in the reference section for FREE...make copies of the right pages and fix your vehicle like a PRO! :) good luck Dave :)

2006-08-10 15:23:01
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