\"How bad is it Doc?\" Well I need a diagnosis on a small elecrical problem. I live outside of chicago and like most parts of the country it gets really cold around this time of year. With the freezing temperatures came a problem with starting the engine. For about a week or so the engine would just barely get started before the battery was too weak make anything move. I could only pretend that everything was "OK" untill that 15 degree morning when the battery was dead, "really dead". I took the battery to get it "analyzed" and as it turns out the battery is strong. With a fresh charge on the battery I was back in business with all the starting power I needed. A day and a half later it was toast agian. I really don't want to have to brake out the jumper cables every time I want to go get some milk(beer) so I was thinking I better get to the root of the problem. I think it is the altenator but then agian I don't know. Any input would be appreciated.