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96 s-10 when driving my volt gauge goes up down till the battery go dead

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This a sign of the charging system at fault.......i would check with a multimeter at the battery....and when the vehicle is running/idling, it should be between 13.8 and 14.2 volts.......if this is not the case, either the alternator needs to be replaced, or wiring may ned to be checked......

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