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Posted 20 August 2003 - 02:45 AM
It happened on the freeway, the dash idiot lights started kinda glowing and the voltmeter dropped (in 5th gear)
I downshifted to 4th and the volts went back up... so I limped it home watching the voltmeter and turning off unnecessary stuff like the radio and heat/vent fan.
I had to sit at red lights at 3000 RPM to keep the volts up... if there had been any hondas out they probably woulda thought I was trying to race or something
Good news... FREE replacements for life from Autozone
It just bothers me that they fail that easy. Then again mine is exposed to extreme use, I bet all the high revving isnt easy one on it
I guess I am pimpin in the BRAT tomorrow
Posted 20 August 2003 - 03:05 AM
Posted 20 August 2003 - 03:28 AM
There were slight signs after salem... I was trying to figure out why the light sources were varying alot... at first I thought it was other cars going over bumps... but it was really my volts shaking around and the lights getting dim and bright....
I am just glad I made it home and didnt run low volts all the way back and drain my battery to nothing.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 10:54 AM
Posted 20 August 2003 - 11:33 AM
Doing these things will help insure a long lasting charging system.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 12:33 PM
Posted 20 August 2003 - 02:42 PM
To check the drop, measure the voltage between the alternators output terminal and the positive battery post (not the cable clamp). Have the headlights and the heater fan on high to give a good load to the system. The engine should be running around 2,000 rpm. You should not have more than around .1 volt of drop between the two points. You can also check the ground cable the same way.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 07:42 PM
Posted 20 August 2003 - 08:16 PM
Posted 21 August 2003 - 12:06 AM
Posted 21 August 2003 - 02:04 AM
I am really thinking the battery idea is on to something... my battery is about 5 years old.
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