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Get a different alternator, It,s that simple. It,s cooked.

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11 1/2 to 12 1/2 is not charging . That's less then battery state of charge , Battery stat of charge should be 12.6 volts , when charging with a volt meter you should see 13.1 to 14.1 volt at the battery posts . Is there a battery symbol lit on your instrument cluster ? Is there battery B+ voltage at the wires hooked to the alternator How to Test an Alternator

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I think I have an alternator problem? The charge needle on the dash guage is spiking to 16 volts off and on. I put a voltmeter to the battery and it is only charged to about 11 volts. With the engine...


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The normal charge of alternator on idling is about 13 to 14 volts. 12 is acceptable but keep in mind it will need attention soon. The needle fluctuates due to the revs of the alternator - there is nothing to worry about. Just look that the charge is always above 12V on idle.

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Use a volt meter and make sure the battery has 11 volts or better. If not the battery does need replacing. Anything under 11 volts tells you the battery is no good to use any longer and will not hold a charge

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The battery keeps draining. Any thoughts on what


My friend;
Try this;

Your Alternator NOT producing enough Volts & It's going to die soon.

I suggested that you check the performance of your electric Alternator; It seems it's NOT producing enough Volts.
It must produce at least 13.7 volts with some loads ON.
Such head light, air-condition ON.

Alternator produces between 13.7- 14.8 volts to power the car accessories & charging the battery.

Alternator has brushes might be worn or broken, etc.

OR : check battery post may has corrosion on it or the cable strands { wires}.
Need cleaning & thin coat of grease.

Try it, & PLZ; let me know if It work with You & If I add any benefits to you.
I hope I add some thing valuable to you.
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MAR;
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Battery light is on...put new battery in car and light is still on...disconnected battery to run on altenator and run just fine...need help


You could have a bad diode in the alt. causing the lamp to come on but still charge the battery.

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Try another multi-meter or change the settings... 12V alternators cannot produce 48V.

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Alternator


The averge volts that your alternator should put out 11 to 13 volts. Under a load it is going to be about 11. At normal idle it should be around 13.

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1997 Satrun SL 2 alternator failures


Miserable engineering.

My '95 SL2 purchased new, ate 6 (SIX) alternators, that fantastic "27 patents" automatic transmission, two sets of front disks and finally dropped a rod cap at 56,700 miles of very civilized driving.

I 'sold' it to my youngest son for $1 as a hobby when he got bored with his Jeeps or to donate it to a fund-raising bashing contest.

Now, the reason the alternators die -

They are buried in the engine compartment and get hardly any natural cooling there and, I don't know what kind of stupid engineers GM employs these days, but that alternator at 105 amps rating must deliver up to 1200 watts of 12 volt power an d it is too small to effectively dissipate the 1200 watts of sheer heat it produces while doing it.

If you have any appliance that absorbs 1200 watts (10 amps at 120 VAC), just check to see how much heat that is and even if spread over a larger area and bulk of the alternator, you think that would be a good environment for the semiconductors that are used to make the DC and regulate it.

It's a absolutely insane design and convinced me to never, EVER buy another anything from GM!

Sorry to vent but it still irks me after over 4 years of trouble-free Subaru ownership.
I wish you luck.

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