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Intermittent electrical problem 1992 toyota trueno/levin AE101

Last night as I was driving my car home, I noticed the overheating/O2 sensor light came on, then I noticed that the check_tail_light and battery lights had also come on and started the swear to myself, As I pulled over to check they all went out... confused I took off again and hey presto they came back on again... I did this several time until i isolated that they were comeing on at about 1550 rpm in first and would go out at the same revs. I then thought screw can't be bothered with this then ignored them and carried on driving home - but after about 10k's the battery voltage indicator started to creep up and I had to turn on all my peripheral electronics to try and keep it under 18V...
This is my first car and having owned and worked on motorbike most of my life I am assuming that they are similar, I going to get it load tested this afternoon but and other advice would be hugely appreciated
also - where would I find the regulator/rectifier on a car and do they even have one??

Thanks Heaps

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  • chris_mcbeat Mar 02, 2009

    oh - and i forgot to mention that when i got in this morning the battery was only just to flat to kick the engine over and i got a jump start from my neighbor - after that everything is fine no warning light nothing except for a missfire that happens from time to time

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All u want is a alternator its not chargin ur batt ann all den lite gine go out i jus had 2 do that

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