What are the chances of a Starter & Alternator going out at the exact same time? Does the answer involve a double integral?
I have a 06’ Honda Element w/ 64K miles. Stopped at Stop N Shop for something real quick and it does’nt even try to start. Got power just starter will not even try. Send it over to trusty mech and he put in rebuilt starter. Then on first trip w/ the car to Home Depot lights on dash start coming on like a Xmas tree. Everything begins to fade and I just barely make it home. The alternator is out. Take it back to see if it was just the connections and he says “nope it is the alternator.” This mech never steered me wrong before. Is this just fresh out of warrenty blues or what? Was it most likely a short? Will something else go out immediately? Can they be linked?