Question about 1989 Volvo 240
My volvo 240 started dying on me lately, when using the window the headlights would dim, and eventually it dies and works for a few days with a battery charge.
I recently bought a new battery, and a "new" alternator for the car and had it installed. I took my voltometer to the battery. Car is off, it read 12.6, car at idle it reads 11.8, headlights -> 11.7 headlights+wipers -> 11.6, increasing rpms makes it lower.
Am i testing this right?
It seems to be running fine, but I just charged the battery before putting in the alternator, and its only been a day. Dont want to get stuck somewhere again.
If with the volt meter the amps go down while running and at increased rpms than your alternator is not charging right
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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