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1990 Dodge Dakota charging problem

My alternator is only putting out 10 volts. Had it tested at Autozone 3 times and it checked out O.K. each test, replaced the battery and replaced the SBEC (the new one didn't work, the truck would not even start) put the original back in. Truck has an active alarm w/ fuel cutoff looked at all the wires could not find a short anywhere. I need help. Maybe the pinout for the SBEC or a way to bypass it?

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  • JonParsons Sep 28, 2008

    each time it was tested it was putting out 14 volts

  • JonParsons Sep 28, 2008

    That is all right. I thought it was the alt. at first too.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Fuel pressure is 48 lbs, have substituted coil
    and photo optic sensing unit, checked SBEC
    connector terminals, did the #19 terminal
    to ground test as per Haynes manual



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The altenator isn't putting out enough volts. it needs to be putting out atleast 13 volts or better. maybe the altenator isnt' putting out enough volts to operate the sytstem to it's full capacity. i suggest getting a new altenator.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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    Michael Wiggins Sep 28, 2008

    I'm going by what you said with it putting out 10 volts. Sorry if this wasn't helpful. Hope you find a solution.



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