1994 3.4l Camaro - Voltage stuck at 9-11v, does not increase with RPM
So. My "Check Gages" light is on, and my voltage level on the dash is showing very low (seems to be down to 9v if I turn on the lights and roll down the windows, otherwise 10 or 11 volts).
Took it to WalMart and had them run the battery tester on it (was in a hurry), said the battery seemed to be OK but the voltage definitely wasn't picking up with RPM.
Strange thing is, while the voltage is low, it's been consistently low. Hasn't killed my car or battery yet. Just started last night.
Obvious thing is the Alternator, but I was also considering the voltage regulator (don't know if it's internal or external), and I was reading some people talking about the diodes. I don't have any electronics running in my car besides the ones needed to drive, I don't even listen to the stereo.
Anyone seen this problem before? I'm considering pulling the alternator and having it tested. I'm on a tight budget, so if I get an alternator, it will probably be a used one from a junk yard.
Last edited by BrentNewland; Aug 9th, 13 at 10:47 AM.
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