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Quick charging advice needed
Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:34 PM
Like an idjit, I've been ignoring a warning sign on the XT for the past few days.
For a few days, the Voltmeter on the car fluctuates (fairly quickly) between 12V and 18V. Today, on my way home from work, it went down to just above 8V. I didn't notice it until my stereo started cutting out and the lights started dimming, but when I noticed it, I immediately shut off everything but the headlights and drove it as far as I could. Fortunately, I managed to have JUST enough power to coast into a parking lot at Pep Boys before it stalled and died completely.
Now... this sounds to me like the alternator... or, less likely, a battery.
Am I correct in my thinking?
Any other thoughts? I'm going back to the car in about a half an hour with the battery from Freebie and a set of tools.
Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:57 PM
Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:34 PM
Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:01 AM
Does sound like the alt failed to me though.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 01:07 AM
yes you can drive for 30-60 min on a good battery, no accessories, and no charging. If the battery is over 3 years old i would consider replacing it ..as they arent made for deep discharges like this, and with winter coming, may just be good insurance.
Unsure how old the battery is, as I just picked up the car 3 weeks ago (got the title in the mail today, too). It's an 84-month Exide, so it should be a good quality one.
If this battery does fail when I replace the alt, I'll just use the battery out of Freebie and buy Havoc a new one when she gets back around to working on it.
Did you check and make sure that it wasn't just a loose/broken/slipping belt?
I'll probably just end up replacing the belt while I'm in there, since they're cheap.
Oh, and I took Freebie's battery with me and got the car home without incident.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 04:24 AM
Posted 12 November 2005 - 02:54 AM
One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong...
One on the left = correct.
One on the right = incorrect, will not fit because of a metal tube welded to the mount frame that protect the mounting screw on the other type of alternator.
One from EA82 = does not appear to fit, because the pulley sticks out 1/2" too far.
Hopefully Xoomer has the right one... but what next?
Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:41 AM
Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:17 AM
swap pulleys maybe? looks like mounting is different, might need the alternator bracket from whatever that alternator came off of...looks like an XT6 aternator. i have a bracket i could send but not sure if the holes are in the block to accept it.
Well, that does give me another hare-brained idea...
Anyone in seattle got a sawzall and a spare alt bracket with the tube? If so, wanna hack it off and send it my direction?
Turbone - was this supposed to be an XT or XT6 alt?
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