Question about 2003 Harley Davidson FLHT Electra Glide Standard

1 Answer

Ammeter at 11 volts. engine and battery lights on. New battery 2 months ago when starter got sluggish. How do I tell if it's battery, regulator or alternator?

Posted by on

  • Murtaza Akberali  Versi
    Murtaza Akberali Versi May 11, 2010

    This reading is taken while the engine is running or stand still?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Harley Davidson Master
  • 420 Answers

If your metering only 11 volts you can have the battery load tested, but I doubt that is the problem. You don't have an alternator you have a stator. Find the lead that runs up to the regulator and unplug it, measure the stator side output. I don't know what the values are on your bike since you don't state the model but you should get a reading at idle and as you rev the motor the output should climb to around 14 volts. If it dosen't the stator is bad, if it does the problem is the regulator.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 01 flht the has a problem with the voltage or charging system the bike volt gauge sits around 11 volts at idle but when driving the bike around 2 thousand rpm the volt gauge reads at 14 volts the...


Sounds close.

The faster the engine's RPMs, the faster the alternator spins, causing the voltage to increase.
The voltage regulator (as the name implies), regulates the voltage coming from the alternator, and going into the electrical system.
Factory instrument gauges are not alway accurate, and more so just gives you a rough idea of what is going on.
A better test is to get a DC voltmeter, and connect to the battery terminals and see what's going on.
At idle, should be about 11-12-13 volts.
When the engine is reved, it should never go above 14-15 volts.

Apr 26, 2014 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

Charging system failure low voltage


Hi Anonymous, perform the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12 volts or better after charging.
3. Make sure all connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at both ends.
4. Hook up volt meter to battery and start engine, if meter falls below 9.5 v replace battery.
5. With engine running at 3600 RPM battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
6. Unplug voltage regulator from alternator at crankcase by front of primary cover.
7. To test voltage regulator go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
8. With ohm meter, one lead grounded, touch alternator pin meter should read infinity, if not replace stator.
9. With ohm meter, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace stator.
10. With volt meter set on AC scale, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read
16 to 20 volts AC for every 1000 RPM'S 1989 and later and 19 to 26 volts AC for every 1000 RPMS. If not replace rotor. Good luck

Jan 07, 2014 | 2011 Harley Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide...

1 Answer

My Apillia Atlantic 500 2003 won't start in cold weather


Hi, Anonymous you may have a faulty starter and should be load tested or your gear oil is too heavy, first perform the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12.5 volts or better after charging.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Hook up battery positive cable, then with your multimeter on the milliamp scale connect one lead to the negative battery post and the other lead to the ground cable. Meter should read 3 milliamps or less, 10 milliamps with a radio, 15 milliamps with radio and CB. If your meter reads higher you need to isolate the circuit by pulling fuses and circuit breakers one at a time and observe meter for a drop in amperage then get out your test light and track down the short in that circuit.
5. Hook up a voltmeter to the battery and start the engine, if meter falls below 9.0 volts while cranking you need to perform a proper load test on the battery and replace if necessary.
6. With the engine running at 3600 RPM, the battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
7. Unplug the voltage regulator from the alternator at crankcase by the front of the primary cover.
8. To test voltage regulator go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
9. With ohm meter, one lead grounded, touch alternator pin meter should read infinity, if not replace the stator.
10. With ohm meter, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace the stator.
11. With the voltmeter set on AC scale, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 16 to 20 volts AC for every 1000 RPM'S 1989 and later and 19 to 26 volts AC for every 1000 RPMS. If not replace the rotor.
For more information about your issue please visit the websites below. Good luck and have a nice day.
DOWNLOAD 2002 Aprilia Atlantic 500

Jan 15, 2013 | 2003 Aprilia Atlantic 500

1 Answer

2003 mazda tribute, occasionally won't start. fuel pump replaced about 1 month ago. bad starter?


Many batteries may only last around three years. Check battery voltage at rest before starting. Any voltage in the low 12v range may be a sign of a faulty battery.If low voltage present, then perform a parasitic drain test:1) Disconnect battery POSITIVE terminal and connect ammeter in series, between battery positive terminal and positive lead.
DO NOT START THE VEHICLE!!

2) With all vehicle doors closed, alarm off, lights off, radio off, and all other accessories off, wait for around 20 minutes and then read the ammeter. A healthy system should read about 0.03 amps and little more. If reading more, then the vehicle could be suffering a parasitic amp drain, and you will need to locate this issue.


3) Reconnect battery when finished.


If no major parasitic drain present, yet low battery voltage then:


4) With vehicle started, check the voltage charge from the alternator. Connect voltmeter to battery terminals and take reading. A healthy system should be charging in the range of 14volts or down to around 13.5 volts. If reading around 12 volts only, then check and replace alternator.

Nov 03, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How many amps on amp meter 1995 jeep cherokee


I think you are looking at the voltmeter, not the ammeter.

11 volts means the alternator is not charging if the engine is running. There are some conditions that exist in normal operation where the voltmeter can register 11 volts and it not be an issue, but if you are driving down the road, and only have 11 volts- the vehicle is running off the battery to keep the engine functioning for only a few miles more.

An ammeter in a car or truck has to be able to handle the full output of the alternator- which can range from 35 amps for some, up to 165 amps for others and higher. It is this reason ammeters in motor vehicles rarely have any numbers on them, just plus or minus sign, or the words charge discharge.

Feb 07, 2012 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Ammeter reads 18V with engine running.


I'm assuming you mean the charging voltage indicator. This is an indication of an incorrect charging voltage (too high, should be from 12.5 to 14 volts). This problem is most likely caused by a bad charging voltage regulator. There are two variations of the location of the regulator: 1) regulator is outside of the alternator and located on right side of the engine compartment on the wheel-well, below the starter relay or 2) The regulator is inside the alternator (in which case you'd have to replace the alternator).

Sep 01, 2011 | 1993 Ford F350

1 Answer

I need to find out how to take off and put on a starter on a 2004 chevy tracker


TESTING WARNING
During the following test, the starter motor must not be energized for longer than 5 seconds, otherwise you run the risk of burning out the starter motor coil.
  1. Remove the starter motor from the vehicle.
  2. Detach the field coil lead from terminal M on the starter motor.
  3. Using jumper wires, connect a 12 volt battery to the starter motor so that the negative battery terminal is attached to the starter motor housing and to solenoid terminal M, and that the positive battery terminal is connected to starter motor solenoid terminal S. The starter motor plunger should move outward; if it does not, replace the solenoid with a new one. Fig. 1: To test the solenoid plunger, first detach the field coil lead from alternator terminal M, then attach a 12 volt battery to the starter motor as shown . . . 90882g50.gif
    Fig. 2: . . . then detach the negative jumper wire from terminal M. The plunger should remain extended 90882g51.gif
    Fig. 3: Detach the other negative lead from the starter motor housing. The solenoid plunger should now retract to its normal resting position 90882g52.gif
    Fig. 4: Use an ammeter to measure the amount of current draw the starter motor uses 90882g53.gif

  4. Detach the negative battery jumper wire from terminal M on the starter motor solenoid, and check the plunger for movement. The plunger should remain extended; if the plunger returns to its resting position, replace the solenoid with a new one.
  5. While observing the solenoid plunger, detach the negative battery lead from the starter motor housing. The plunger should return to its normal resting position; if it does not, replace the solenoid with a new one.
  6. Reattach the 12 volt battery and install an ammeter to the starter motor as shown in the accompanying illustration. The starter motor should rotate smoothly and steadily with the pinion gear moving out, and the ammeter should display less than 60 amps at 11.5 volts (Samurai models), or 90 amps at 11 volts (Sidekick, Tracker, X-90 and Sidekick Sport models). If the ammeter does not display the specified values, or if the starter motor does not operate smoothly and steadily, replace the starter motor with a new one.
---
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If necessary for added under-vehicle clearance, apply the parking brake, block the rear wheels, then raise and safely support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
  3. From beneath the vehicle, label and detach all wiring from the starter motor solenoid terminals.
  4. Remove one of the two starter motor mounting bolts and loosen the other bolt until it can be turned by hand, then support the starter motor with one hand while removing the last starter motor mounting bolt.
  5. Lower the starter motor down and away from the engine and transmission. To install:
  6. Hold the starter motor in position and install the two mounting bolts. Tighten the two bolts securely.
  7. Reattach all applicable wiring to the starter motor solenoid. Ensure that the wiring terminals and connectors are clean and free of corrosion.
  8. If necessary, lower the vehicle.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

Oct 23, 2010 | Chevrolet Tracker Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Batt. and alt. only last 6 months or so then won't start car


Ok, if the cranking amps is like 70AMPs or 100 AMPS as measured by an inductive ammeter on the battery cable when starting, and it does NOT start, then it's a bad starter.

However, if it does start, that's normal.

On a car that old, I would check that the battery cable ends are squeaky clean, wire brushed, or even replaced if cleaning is not possible.

Usually, a battery that is tested good will be good under a load test.

Also, try to use an ammeter to find out if there is a drain on the battery above .2 A while it sits there turned off. This could lead to a solution if you investigate where a short may be.

Jul 05, 2010 | 1995 Buick Regal

2 Answers

My 97 blazer will turn but didnt start it has been starting hard for 2 years what should i do


If the battery is good and charging right, then the fault is probably brushes wearing out in the starter. They are cheap and not that hard to replace. But I hesitate to recomment the procedure to an amateur. You need to clean the commutator but avoid getting grit into the bearing. A general way to tell if the starter is working right is how much current it draws. While ammeters are not common, a voltmeter will give you an indirect feel. The battery should read 12.5 volts. When you crank, it should drop to about 10 volts. When it starts and revs, it should go up to 13 volts or so. If a starter causes a drop below 9 volts, it is binding, shorting, or the battery is bad. If it does not drop below 11 volts, it is not getting full contact, such as dirty battery terminals, loose brushes, etc.

Jan 18, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

2 Answers

Jeep has been having trouble starting. A new starter, alt, and battery has been tried.


did you replace these things because the engine was turning over slower then normal?
or no turning over at all?
or turning over but wouldn't start?

Nov 27, 2009 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Harley Davidson FLHT Electra Glide Standard Logo

209 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

Gills Lango

Level 2 Expert

195 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Are you a Harley Davidson Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...