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''Power Loss'' light comes on, what does it mean?

I have a 1986 Chrysler LaBaron. The battery is new, less than two weeks old. Two days after I took it in to be inspected the ''Power Loss'' light on the dash comes on and the needle on the gauge for the battery is way below 18 and only stays up when I rev the engin. What does it mean? The alternator belt is turning and looks to be in good shape. Connections to battery are on clean and tight.

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  • tkdlanny Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks. I found out it was the voltage regulator.



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It sounds like you need a new alternater. to be sure, most autoparts stores will check it for free, but you'll have to take it off yourself.

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  • Ken McNeeley Oct 03, 2011

    The power loss light means that you have a trouble code. Test the code by turning the ignition switch on-off-on-off-on. DO NOT START THE CAR. The power loss light will flash. Record the number of flashes to decode. While the ignition switch is still in the on position, AFTER the power loss light stops flashing, start the car. Also, your alternater will charge at around 13 volts, near the MIDDLE of the scale, not 18 volts which is at the top of the scale.



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