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VE Commodore intermittent charge problem. Pulled fuses,replaced them. Ran great 4 days. Again voltage dropping. No problem sitting still, but drive it and the voltage drops to 11 volts.

So far, replaced battery ( third one in 4 years ) Checked all earths and battery connections.Pulled and tested every fuse, found one ignition fuse missing. After fitting one it ran good for 4 days, then reverted back to the same issue. I found that after reading the voltage drop and seeing the warning light the reading from the battery matches what is on the dash, however turn the motor off and charge reverts to around 14.6 volts. Any clues appreciated. John

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    John Williamson May 08, 2017

    Looking more like it. Thanks for your thoughts. Will post the remedy when we finally resolve it.

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I agree...Check the alternator....Bad regulator in the alternator will kill a battery over time...Replacing the battery will solve the issue for a while but will slowly kill that battery too. You can get your alternator checked for free at auto zone and advance auto as well as other places...Also you can put a higher voltage alternator replacement for a little extra money. This solved my issue in my car from all the power things I had...like power windows, radio,boom boxes...My window s even rolled up faster...Hope this helps

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    John Williamson May 09, 2017

    Had the system tested at Supercheap, tested as good all round, but goes well then goes down hill fast before running good again. The car is going in on Monday to be looked at. Will advise the outcome. Seems from forums that charging issues are far more common in VE's than you would think. Will get back with the outcome hopefully by the end of next week.

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How about the alternator??

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    Adam Plug May 08, 2017

    I think the regulator in alternator has stuffed up

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    John Williamson May 08, 2017

    Hi Adam, I did replace that two weeks ago, but no joy. I have read plenty who have blamed the computer and say that Holden put this down to needing computer updates, but others who claim that this doesn't work and you just have to keep going back. It is getting frustrating now and I will try most anything to get to the bottom of this.

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    Adam Plug May 08, 2017

    mmm im curious too as i have vz....

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    Adam Plug May 08, 2017

    You may need to see an auto lekky instead....

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