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Re: Alternator Output
AMPS not Volts....
13 amps sounds low to me. I would guess that you should be in the 45+ range.
Mike Larosa wrote:
> At the alternator or Jumpstart post you should see 13.7 or more.
> At the battery it should also be 13.7 to 13.6 any less and you have
> some corrosion somewhere.....
> If it's less, let me now. I have a highly detailed paper on how to trouble
> shoot that problem.
> Mike L.
> > Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 12:20:12 -0500 (CDT)
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> > Well, my new (used) alternator is installed. It cost me $120 plus
> > shipping from Autosports Unlimited. Boy do I like this list! It also cost
> > $108 in labor as I had a local mechanic install it and recharge the
> > battery. Everything feels and runs great. The only problem is that the
> > local mechanic found that the alternator was only putting out 13 Amps.
> > This doesn't seem to have any consequence, like the lights being dim
> > unless you race the engine, or other signs that one might expect. He seems
> > to think that the brushes might have gotten a little oxidized due to the
> > lack of use. In any event he thinks the problem will resolve itself as the
> > alternator is used daily.
> > Anybody have any other ideas? What is the normal output?
> > Best,
> > Larry
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