intermittant heavy load on Alternator?
b.benz at charter.net
Wed Nov 21 09:06:42 PST 2007
On Nov 21, 2007, at 8:47 AM, Kneale Brownson wrote:
> How old is the alternator?
You must believe that age is a factor, why? My original is doing fine
> Feelstranger <feelstranger at hotmail.com> wrote: Driving it since
> then, I have experienced many incidents of low voltage on the
> voltmeter that typically go away eventually, or are gone at next
> Recently, I realized that this intermittent low charge (voltmeter
> indicates as low as 12 V while running, sometimes more) was
> accompanied by occasional belt squeals which got me thinking that
> the low charge was actually a large load on the alt.
> Turning off lights, radio, seat heaters, etc, only helps a
> Could I have a major short that is doing this?
> So my plan (when I get the opportunity) is to start pulling fuses
> when the charge is low to see If I can isolate the problem circuit.
> I'm open to other ideas, or BTDT.
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