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This sounds like a classic bad earthing problem.
Would suggest you make sure the earth from the engine to the
chassis is good.
If in dought remove it and clean the point of contact well.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, I can't tell you exactly what is wrong because there is too much involved at this point, what with 2 shops working with it, but I can give you some advise on what else to check. On the alternators and the wiring that supports them a small volt charge is taken off one of the slip rings, where the brushes ride, for the purpose of turning out the light. As I remember, this is a yellow wire that runs back to the dash.
To the alternator, it would be one of the wires that plug into the side of the alternator case.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
Terminals are old POS that no longer conduct. Hit your local auto parts store and buy some new Terminals. Get something that Is a strong Conductor. I suggest Brass. Also Its Important to get the right size Terminal. I would also put money on your Main Power Wires being real heavy gage that will not fit into a generic Terminal. So make sure you get a terminal your gage of wire will easily fit into to avoid head ache and the hacking of your nice heavy gage Into lets say Civic gage to fit a too small terminal which mind your will work However you will have less power weaker connections ultimately Find your self with a car that will not start. It does not hurt to also sand any white crude or rust that would further interupt your new connection, Complete that and she be ready to fire up and hand you your next task.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Try removing the battery terminals and clean both posts and terminals. Coat same with an anti-corrosion grease. Wash your hands after this to prevent mysterious holes in your clothes. Start the engine and measure the voltage at the battery terminals--should read 13.5 to 14.5 volts. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Though your car seems fine without using the headlights, you have a charging problem, and need to get a couple things checked out. First make sure your battery connections are clean and tight. Your alternator belt should also be checked to make sure it is serviceable and properly tightened too. Your alternator should be checked under load, and lastly, your battery too. Most auto parts stores, such as auto zone,will check your parts for free,so you should only be spending money on what is broken!
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
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