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Another Altenator or Voltage Regulator question --FIXED--
Posted 14 December 2003 - 06:07 AM
Thank You in advance.
Posted 14 December 2003 - 08:39 AM
In light of the power load you impose on the alt. You might also investigate the uprade to a XT6 alt or the GM alt conversion talked about in a recent thread.
That is IF the alt is toast.
Drove to a couple of different places with several miles in between with no change in condition, then parked it for awhile and when I came out it was dead.
This is evidence that a short to ground has occured and is draining the battery OR driving with no charging killed the battery.
The water may or may not have caused the problem, first check the fusible link closest to the strut tower, it's connections do like to get knackered. (Remember the only way to test a FL is with a continutiy meter)
This Fusible Link feeds the alt. output to the car and the battery.
Therefore if it is not "making the trip" your system will act as you describe.
I would charge the battery and test for a short to ground that could be draining the charge. Do this
by connecting a low wattage 12 volt lamp in series with the positive battery cable. If it lights or glows with the key off you have a problem. When you find the ground fault the lamp will go out.
Then check to see if the alternator is the problem.
Hope this helps
Posted 14 December 2003 - 09:43 AM
Posted 14 December 2003 - 04:04 PM
I've never seen a tach jump a twitch like that one was.
Posted 14 December 2003 - 05:21 PM
Posted 14 December 2003 - 07:21 PM
Posted 15 December 2003 - 02:06 AM
Posted 15 December 2003 - 02:32 AM
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