so on the way out today i noticed the battery ligth came on. then the car started turning all the abs lights on. acting real weird. i took it to pepe boys and did a voltage test...came out fine. so i bought an altenator. on the way home my car died pulling in to the drive way. so now i have to replace the infamous altenator. i was going to do it my self till jim told me i needed a special tool just to disconnect the ball joint and tie-rods. im gonna pay the 88 and have pep boys do it. just wanted to vent. thanks jim for the input.