Question about 1983 Oldsmobile Delta 88
I have a new battery and new alternator. About half the time I use the car my battery goes dead after about 1/2 hour of driving. I have chacked connection on alternator its good, checked connection on starter its good and checked posts on battery ...good. I have a question.
DOES THE WIRE FROM THE ALTERNATOR GO DIRECTLY TO THE STARTER OR DOES IT GO THROUGH SOME SWITCH OR RELAY OR SOMETHING THAT COULD CREATE AN OPEN CIRCUIT?
CAN I CREATE A JUMPER FROM MY ALT. DIRECTLY TO THE POS. POST OF BATTERY WITHOUT CAUSING A PROBLEM?
Thanks for your help
It goes thru the dash circuits. Yes! add a wire from the alternator
output to the plus battery . The charge lite may be inoperative -
either on or off. You might want to put a fuse in that new line.
A cheap volt-ohm-meter would help you see if the alternator is charging 14-14.8 volt and the alterantor field is being energized.
Posted on May 04, 2009
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