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Weird problem with my brat


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#1 BratRod

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

I have no clue what happened... it was fine before tuesday. It has the brake fluid light on (its full) and the stop lamp light. and the e brake light never goes off, it just dimms when you disengage it (the switch works fine) And now the alternator is not charging? help cant afford to drve the chevy 350 every where

#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

You need a new alternator.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

You need a new alternator.

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I Agree. The same thing happens if you start engine without the alt. belt or it fell off as in my bad experience.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:21 PM

Yep... this happened to me. Replace the alternator and you're golden.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

Thanks, im glad its not a electrical problem :)

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:28 AM

This kind of thing happens because the warning lights are in the field circuit of the alternator which allows the lights to be tested before the engine is running. When the alternator has a problem it usually effects the warning lights also.

#7 BratRod

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:39 AM

This kind of thing happens because the warning lights are in the field circuit of the alternator which allows the lights to be tested before the engine is running. When the alternator has a problem it usually effects the warning lights also.


Yeah i figured after all the posts that was the case. I replaced it the next day and its running like a champ :banana:




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