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Check make sure drive belt not slipping or damaged. what year model type vechicle.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
It is typical for voltage to go down when you are idling the motor. You say you had the alternator tested and the battery is new and grounds are good. You shuldnt see a big drop - still, new cars and trucks have a hefty appetite for electricity. I presume your regulator was also tested with the alternator. If you are still concerned, I suggest you have your mechanic take another look see.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i have a 2003 chevy silverado the riverse has not worked for 10.000 miles any sugesstionswhat this might be and or how much.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Check for worn electrical part of your ignition switch. Often when a large amount of keys dangle from the switch it can wear out the plastic switch over the years. With car running wiggle the ignition key as if the keys are danging when driving to see if these lights come on again.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
my 2002 had same problems and to fix, I loosened the hose clamp on the throttle body air intake to air box hose. Then opened the butteryfly by hand and used throttle body cleaner, used carb cleaner on another, and removed all the black grime that collects around the throttle body butterfly. About every forty thousand miles i have to do this. I have 123k on mine now and have done it three times. Fixes the low idle, dying in reverse, lite flicker and alternator dropout.
Home it works, if it does
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
In fact the Alternator is on it's way out, I had Taurus that was doing the same thing. When the RPM's were over 3000 the light would flicker. What happens is, the slip rings wear and get out of round and when the RPM's get too high the brushes start to bounce causing the light to flicker. Keep in mind the alternator is spinning about 3 times the speed of the engine. Pick up an alternator it's just a matter of time, mine went about 6 months like that, try to keep the RPM's low.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
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