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Weird problem...

When I roll the power windows down OR turn the wheel at idle (parked) the rpm's drop 300 or when I go from park to drive is will drop in rpm's too. What’s the deal with this? Is this a power issue?

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when you roll down your windows your using electricity which makes the alternator work harder to keep your battery charged thus making the engine go down in rpms because your not hitting the gas to compensate same with turning the wheel the ps pump is run the same way your putting strain on the pump when u turn making the rpms go slightly down. As for the park to drive rpm drop im guessing once the tranny is engaged the tc and trannys parts will lower the rpm just from being engaged

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Well I stalled a couple times, I'm thinking a power steering flush to help free up friction. And the alternator is 10 years old, how long do they normally last for?

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I would have the alternator checked out. . . .it sounds like maybe the alternator and/or battery may be going.

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ya take it to autozone and have the alternator checked and battery checked and go from there. I PS fluid change would be a good idea too if its the original fluid

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And if you need to get a new alternator, I'd pony up for OEM...my opinion.

Do you get flickering? If so, check the spliced small wires that go to the alternator from the harness.

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And if you need to get a new alternator, I'd pony up for OEM...my opinion.

Do you get flickering? If so, check the spliced small wires that go to the alternator from the harness.
Yes, yes i do, i well look first thing after work

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ya take it to autozone and have the alternator checked and battery checked and go from there. I PS fluid change would be a good idea too if its the original fluid

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The last time it was changed was 15k miles ago

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