[V8] flickering lights, voltage regulator?
ekellock at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 18:26:30 EST 2005
I've never believed it was caused by any electrical consumer. I believe it
is related to the charging system. I'm just trying to tell between the alt
or the volt reg.
On 11/4/05, Buchholz, Steven <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com> wrote:
> ... if you're taking a poll ...
> If you've found a direct relationship to engine speed it indicates a
> pretty strong sign that it is the alternator. Thinking it is some other
> consumer applying a load is a long shot IMO ...
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> > Hmm. I tend to think your voltage regulator is the culprit -- though
> > the regulator istself, but the brush pack part of it. One of the
> > may be sticking. You can pick up a replacement regulator/brush pack
> > Napa or similar. Aftermarket ones are also available -- though they
> are not
> > (IMO) up to the quality of the Bosch units --especially as pertains to
> > brush pack part.
> > > Just revisited this tonight when I brought the car home from
> > > in the parking garage at work after a month. The flickering changes
> > > with engine rpm. The alternator was replaced with a Bosch reman
> > > almost exactly 2 years ago. I've noticed this flickering for a
> > > now.
> > >
> > > Going to go out with a meter and see what I can see.
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