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My 1985 Dodge truck seems to be having electrical problems

I was driving home yesterday and my truck broke down. It sounded like the engine wasnt getting a spark. and the lights got dimmer and dimmer. I think its safe to say the alt is bad. But it seems my problems stem back further then that, about a month ago my lights (tail lights, headlights, interior lights) would all go from the normal intensity, to very high intensity, and eventually causing my high beams to burn out. Could this problem also be from the alt, if it is bad?

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  • Kerry Kulas Feb 03, 2010

    Ok, Thanks for the input. Ill go ahead and test the alt. is there any way to test the regulator. Am I looking for sumthing physically? should I test the voltage to it?

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Sounds like you have a problem with voltage regulator. Have the alt tested first.

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Testimonial: "Thanks alot. Did exactly as suggested and fixed it immediatly "

  • AFRA GG Feb 03, 2010

    check alt first if OK just replace voltage regulator not an expensive part

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