I haven't been on this forum for a long time now but thought I'd post this new issue that happened last night/this morning.
To give a brief history - my car had been dying immediately after I start the engine on- and off- for the past 3 or 4 years now. The dealerships (2 different ones), plus an independent mechanic could not diagnose the problem. We had tried fuel injector flush, which the dealership always cites as the problem cuz they make $150 each time, yet, the car will die again the next week or even the day after I picked it up! I don't have a problem restarting it though, just have to push some gas in immediately to keep it running. It doesn't die while I'm driving and it seems to happen more in hotter than colder weather.
Recently, I had to change my car battery because that was also dying (4 years old from AAA). AAA told me they no longer carry any batteries for the EX37, at least for my 2008 year model so I had to get an Interstate battery from Costco and I installed it myself. Had no problems for about a month.
However, this morning when I started the car to go to work, I noticed the entire electrical system must have restarted/rebooted? My windows no longer roll up with one click, plus my info gauges reset to another display, as well as my mileage reading reset to zero. Radio setting seemed the same though.
I did a quick research on the internet and it seems to suggest alternator problem. Anyone had any similar issues with your car? Or any other ideas?
I will bring my car to AutoZone for a free test, but just thought you guys/gals may have some suggestions for me. Also, what would a new alternator with installation cost approximately? I'm in SoCal btw.