Charging problem

Joshua Van Tol josh at
Sat Aug 4 11:07:10 EDT 2001

>try your voltmeter on the battery terminals
>with the car running note the voltage than turn your car off and watch your
>voltmeter for about 5 min
>to see if the voltage drops if it drops you need a new battery
>and if you replace the alternator try just replacing the brushes first
>that's the problem with them %80
>of the time

Yeah, but the original poster said they found excessive ripple, which 
would indicate bad diodes, not bad brushes.
Joshua Van Tol -- josh at

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