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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Voltage gage reads 10 volts.I put a new battery in with the same results.Battery does not regharge.Any thoughts?
My problem has mysteriously fixed itself.Volt readings are back to normal.I'm still concerned for future reference.Any more thoughts?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 10:59 AM
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I have seen bad guages but what I always do is put a meter on the battery with it running and check to see that I have at a minimum 13.5 volts. If not the alternator is not charging which is what you problem sounds like. And yes you can also over charge a battery and well I would run.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 12:02 PM
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at idle with nothing turned on you should be getting about 14.5 volt's. spec is i believe 14.56 volt's.

the batt voltage, motor off, should be about 12 to 12.5 volt's.

if running volt's are lower then about 14 volt's i would look at the voltage regulator. if you have a external one and it is the old mechanical type get a electronic one it will solve your problem. the mechanical is known to have low charging volt's. it can not react or sence fast enough. all so the contact's in side whear out.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 01, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info,it's really apprieciated.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 01, 06:46 AM
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I would look at the alternator (88 w/ a 305). Regulator would be internal type.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 01, 07:06 AM
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Z28Mark,
i aggree with you ,but some people, like me, try to keep the old beast as stock looking as we can. if did not want to do that i would say do this! the SI or CS seris alt's are much better then the external voltage regulator type. but they do have there own problem's. the CS over heat's, and the SI can go throgh brushes very fast some time's. the SI is all so known to kill the diod's. i belive this is from bad a grond at the alt mostly oh well............... .
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 01, 10:17 AM
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Also make sure you check all of your ground connections. If they're dirty they'll cause you to lose power.
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