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2002 dodge stratus alternator problem? Charging test shows load voltage at 13.86v and load off at 13.90v . The results also say diode ripple - Ripple detected 0.46v HIGH? What does that mean?

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  • agood5364 Jun 07, 2011

    The battery light came on. Then the radio went off, then the car lost all power, but was still driving??? Jumped the battery and car started and was drivable. Had it tested at a local Goodyear and got those results. Not sure how the testing was done.

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It is obvious that you have an alternator charging problem, diode ripple being high is possible evidence of leaking diodes. I would have liked to know what is going on with the amps doing testing also and the condition of the battery.

Posted on May 29, 2011

  • agood5364 Jun 07, 2011

    I had the battery tested at Autozone and the little result sheet said it was not good, so I replaced it. Now the battery light is coming on in the dash.

  • youngauto Jun 07, 2011

    It definitely sounds like you have a charging problem with the alternator. The alternator needs to be tested for amp output under load.

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It means those diodes are leaking .46 VAC into your engine. Yes I said AC. Rectifer needs replaced.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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Your not over .5 volt ac on the ripple, which
is ac leakage from the diodes

What started this issue & who is doing the testing
& how.

Don't see an issue from those numbers.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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Instructions1 Clean the positive and negative battery terminals to ensure a good connection with the tester's clamps.
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