[V8] Re: Electrical Charging Problem
Michael Larosa Jr
Mc.Larosa at Sun.COM
Wed Apr 14 08:37:22 EDT 2004
hhhmmmm, on further thought, perhaps 2 problems....
Scott, I'd hook up the multimeter onto the battery, take it for a ride,
when the alt light comes on what do you get on the multimeter ?
Michael Larosa Jr wrote:
> looks like battery to me, with the car off that battery should be reading about 12.8.
> Mike, glad you liked the gory details :)
> scott.olson at nokia.com wrote:
> > 1990 V8 Auto. 120k
> > A few weeks ago, Mike LaRosa wrote an excellent 'gory details' report on testing and troubleshooting the cable that runs from the battery to the alternator.
> > I have been experiencing an intermittent alternator light (usually at slow speeds, and with A/C running). So, I pulled out the tools on Sunday and went to work.
> > Multimeter probes:
> > Car at rest. 11.9v
> > Car running. 13.7v
> > both readings taken at the front battery (-) and (+) posts and at the battery are identical, so I decided is not a corroded cable.
> > What do you think is wrong?
> > Alternator? One in the car is original.... Is 120k about the life for this item?
> > Battery is 1.5 years old.
> > Car starts quickly, no stumble.
> > Regards,
> > ScottO
> > Texas.
> > Will be using A/C again by the weekend.
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