Question about 1999 Toyota Camry Solara
I recently replaced the alternator and battery and my car still can't carry a load. When I turn my ac,lights,radio etc the battery charge drops to 12 on idle. But if the car is running it will charge.
Not sure I follow your problem.
The alternator puts out 13-14 volts at idle but very few amps. If you turn on the headlights at idle the voltage may drop to 12 until you raise engine speed. The amperage goes up with engine speed.
Is the battery voltage at least 14 when the engine speed is 1500RPM or more ?
Posted on Jan 08, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have replaced the alternator
Hello. Welcome to FixYa. Please allow us to assist you.
The advice that I have to give you is to replace the new alternator. Sorry.
When you removed the negative wire from the battery, you inadvertantly caused an electrical problem in the alternator, which damaged one of the internal components.
The cables should never be removed from the battery with the engine running.
We are sorry that we do not have a better solution, but, in this case, the removal of the cable caused your problem. Perhaps you can return the alternator and get a replacement at no charge.
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
Check another vac source in/around engine. When you load engine with brake booster, then lower vac pressure w/Up idle, it's amplifying another vac source that might be weak.
Posted on Mar 10, 2011
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