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(First post!) Loyale starter problems?


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#1 Chris W.

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 11:12 AM

Hi all! I have been lurking USMB since late spring, love this site!!!

I just purchased a 93 Loyale a few weeks back. When purchased it had 103K, ran great, had all the maintenance records, and my wife even liked it!
Last week after the car had sat for a couple of days, I went to start it, and nothing? I figured I door had been left ajar and the dome light drained the battery....I jumped it and went on my way,
got to town (25 mile trip) and again had to jump it? I left it running when I got home, and checked the output of the alternator 13.8 (little low). I checked the battery with the engine
turned off, it was around 9 volts. So I thought the battery was
failing. Put in a different battery (charged, but not new), car started with some hesitation, but started...this lasted two days.
whent to start it today...and nothing :banghead: I checked all connections, wires, and grounds, all seem to be intact, the battery was at 10.2 volts Car started with a jump, I checked the alternator, 14.6, let it run for a 20 minutes, shut it off, tried to start it again, and nothing...Could the starter be going to ground?
I have never had a Soob starter go bad (two ea81s and 2 ea82s),
so I'm kind of stumped? I was thinking about pulling the starter
and alternator and having them tested in town, but thats a 50 mile round trip, I'm trying to avoid....Sorry for the long description,
and thanks for your help in advance.

Cheers,
Chris

#2 calebz

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 11:15 AM

Given the hesitation you described, I would guess the alternator is going kaput. Its likely the diodes are toast.. would still charge at the right voltage, but would allow the battery to drain when off. I would slap another alt on there and see if the problem goes away.. these things go bad all the time

#3 Chris W.

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 03:28 PM

Caleb. Thant might explane the differrent voltage readings?
Anyone know if the alternator off an 87 ea82T will swap?
(the poor 87 GL Turbo Wagon gave up the ghost after hitting
two dear last year....:( ). Otherwise, I'll pull it and have it
tested.
Thanks,
Chris

#4 calebz

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 03:38 PM

Yup. It will swap right in. My condolences on your 87.. I happen to like the 87s




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