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Awhile ago I accidently dropped a small metal object in charging outlet. Had to rig car so that the break, headlights, and gauge lights would work. Have had electircal issues on and off where dash lights were on for no reason. Noall dash lights are on, guages flipped back and forth, and all of a sudden car turns but won't start.

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The stator in the alternator is or will short out from your midhap so replace the unit with a rebuilt alternator

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