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My kit car has a 45 amp alternator fitted. I have come by a 60-0-60 ammeter in good order. Would it be wise/ safe to connect this ammeter in series between the alternator and the battery then start the engine to use the ammeter as a test gauge? Could I connect it permanently ?
The short answer is no.
Most amp meters are not designed to carry all of the power the car needs like meters used before 1950.
A better choice is a volt meter.
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try your ignition module in the distributor much more likely. just install rebuilt distributor if that is the problem , if you just replace module the main distributor assem will **** out shortly after.
Make sure you check for broken timing belt also it is one of those two!
Posted on May 27, 2009
Battery by itself with no cable attach should read 12.4V for low and 13.6V for fully charged.
With both terminal connected a health charging system should read 13.6 to 13.8V
Amp gauge should read positive when chagring and when discharging it should be on the left (negitive side)
Key has to be out of the ign.
Charge battery to the max with terminals off the car.
Test voltage and make sure it's between 12.8 to 13.6V
Check the battery CCA and compare it with a battery load tester.
CCA that read 60% below the sticker is a BAD battery.
Cannect the + terminal.
Carefully touch the negitive terminal to the neg. battery post.
Make sure all doors and light are off
You should get a little spark.
A large spare is equal to a large load.
An amp meter will give you a better idea what the drain is.
A short is hard to find and it will take time.
Work on one fuse at a time until you find the load.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
i have a 05 cobalt SS Superchaged and i bought it new and had to warrenty two batteries and i put another battery n about 7 months ago
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
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