Q: Possible alternator replacement.

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Engine won't turn over. I think the alternator needs replacing.

The alternator should not cause the vehicle to not turn over unless it is not recharging the battery. The battery or starter are the most common reason for a vehicle that will not turn over. I recommend you have the starting, charging system checked by a qualified mechanic.

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