afewsubarus Posted August 13, 2013 Share Posted August 13, 2013 I have a 1985 wagon and the alternator checks out ok but the system is not getting a charge. Other symptoms include: the vehicle will not idle and the alternator, temp, and oil pressure gauges are not functioning. I purchased the car a couple of days ago and the previous owner stated that the only know issue was the water pump. I pressure washed the engine to clean off the grime before I replaced the water pump so I may have inadvertently caused the problem. The battery terminals were also covered in a heavy coat of corrosive residue. I have replaced the battery and tried two different alternators which are known to be good. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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