dude, you paid 500 for a single cam timing job? come on dude, thats an easy job, worst part is breaking the crank bolt loose, thsoe are always a bitch if the timing is over 100k miles old.Uhhh well somebody told me its my alternator?? Uhhhh that doesnt make sense either. My car has recently decided that she does not want to be alive anymore. Just threw out $500 to some scum bag to replace my timing belt and water pump and blahhh blahhh blaaaahhhh! It has gotta better since then though so maybe you should get your timing belt checked?? If that slips youre fucked.