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Hi all,

Very sick Alfa GT. Can anyone share their knowledge?

Jumped in my 56 plate 1.9 JTDm after work, only to find the battery completely flat. Strange, I thought. Managed to jump-start it, and so I set off. But during the ten-mile journey home, it kept cutting out quite juddery and violently - BANG - every ten seconds-or-so. The speedo would drop down to zero and then shoot back up again, the coil/heater plug light would flash and the cruise control light would come on and the warning beep kept sounding. Curiously, though, it did not do it above 60mph. A local garage said they could "plug it in" if I came back before five. So I went home, and it stopped doing the judder. Typical. But when I came to take it down to the garage, the battery was completely dead again (despite running for about 45 minutes). All the dash lights flickered and that was it. Dead...
 

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Sounds like a dead battery but before buying one check the battery terminals for tightness and the condition of both the body and engine earth cables.
 
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