Question about 1987 Dodge Dakota
Changed alternator,voltage regulator,new battery,run ground to the frame,went all over it with test light,all wires with juice on alternator,dash panel checked,sometimes it will kick in and charge,if it is of a night,the headlights dance,bright to dim,then it will quit charging again,long as it does it though,it is charging,does anyone have any idea why it quits charging? Doc!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The source I checked says it's located under the hood, driver side, rear engine area on firewall (V-8 engines) Let me know how u make out.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
It sounds like you have a major compent shorted out somewhere. Some thing is causing a discharge. Therefore your altenator is not responding and the car is draining the battery. Is the circuit between the altenator and the battery broken?? Also, you may need to check all the chassis grounds. Sometimes all your problems can stem from just a bad ground.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
I was running into this problem with my 97 5.2l Dakota and after some searching I found the the "Fuse Link" between the Alternator and the Battery was blow. Found a suitable "Fuse Link" at a local Auto parts store for about $5.
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
wires run direct to alternator from battery ,test big lead for a permanant 12v supplyon the back of the alternator if you have one then the problem is either the brushes worn out or the commutator worn through.or the regulator either way its a recon unit as parts are not sold seperate anymore as not many dealer mechanics know how to repair anything and the spares shops make more profit on a unit than parts so they do not sell spares to stop people like me and you from doing our own repairs
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
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