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Alternator Fell Out


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace alternator (1 reports)
1988 Yugo GV electrical problems

electrical problem

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1988 Yugo GV Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 081988

GV 1.1L

  • Manual transmission
  • 500 miles


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alternator fell out

alternator fell out 7 days after we bought it

Dad was picking me and my sister up from the airport, we just graduated college. Dad was telling us how he bought the little thing a week ago, and how cheap it was. Suddenly, out of the blue, there was a clang, and the car just went out of control at 25 MPH. Dad turned left, slipped on the icy road, then turned right, again slipping on the icy road, until we hit a tree. my head it the dash hard; there was a gash about 2 inches long on my forehead. We all got out. Luckily Dad and Jenny ( my sister ) were not hurt, but they were pretty shaken up. In an attempt to lighten the mood, I said to Dad "So, this is my prize for graduating?". We called a tow truck, and it towed the car to our house. It sat in our driveway for a month, then my dad decided to bring it to the dealership to have the alternator replaced and the front fixed. buy expensive parts,things are always breaking on that car

He borrowed Mom's '86 Town Car and drove 7 miles to the dealership. When he got there, however, he found that they relocated to a location 50 miles away, and that the dealership was sold! We ended up selling it at an auction some time later.

- henryw.ny, Long Island, NY, USA

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