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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1986? oh boy, it\'s been a long time. I don\'t recommend extensive use of starting fluid, it is hard on valves and rings.
if I remember correctly, this year still had fuses inside the glove box. Look there first. If nothing than raise the hood and look for black box. Remove cover by pressing the snaps out of the way and inside the cover there should be a guide to tell you which is for the fuel pump. I don\'t like being the one to tell this, but there is a possibility the fuel pump has shorted out. Try replacing the fuses, oops it might a relay instead of fuse, if that doesn\'t fix it , it fear you will need a new pump.
Hi ~ This is going to sound crazy but it may work. I had a 1984 Chrysler New Yorker, stock. having the same power loss problem and I just changed the gas cap for a new locking one, and it ran great, something to do with the vacuum build up in the tank. not venting properly, apparently. Cheers, Gary
Being tested without a load on it can make a difference. If the battery is not putting out 12 volts it will make things crazy. Also the alternator could be charging at times and sometimes not. Alt. Should have 12.9 at least. Check serpentine belt, could be slipping therfore it cant charge.
if you removed the dome lightbulb then there is no longer a draw from the battery there but if the ashtray light light does not go out then over a period the battery will go dead or drained to the point to not the vehicle