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Alternator test shows 14 volt meter stays at 10 and sometime jumps to 12

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Assuming that you checked alternator voltage at the alternator itself, this would indicate that you have a bad guage or bad connections elsewhere. Start by pulling the dash panel out and measuring the voltage behind the guage. If the voltage is 14 or so then you have a bad guage. If the voltage is low, check around in other locations behind the panel to see if you can find better voltage there. If not, you need to start tracing the charge circuit to find out where you are loosing voltage. You may have a bad engine ground.

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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.
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Hi Denny, 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.
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7. To test voltage regulator go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
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