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Old 11-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Will a failing DIC eventually kill your alternator?

P1334 code shows it's face about twice a month. So I unplug the DIC, clean the plugs and it disappears for a week or two, or I just clear the code with my scan tool. I've had that relationship for about 5 months now, and last week my alternator died.

Just thinking aloud, would the failing DIC be a contributor to this? Or am I just paranoid. I should probably replace it soon anyways..
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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well the DIC does pull a large amount of voltage. if its pulling too much it might be taxing the alternator.

however i think it may be the reverse. your Failing alternator may not have given enough power to the DIC and caused it to start failing
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