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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 10, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Alternator turn on sooner?

Hey guys. Now that the 98 Camaro alternator is under load (just got Vintage air up and running) the engine bogs and lights dim at 11.5 V before the thing kicks in a goes to 13.9 volts. Anyway to get it to turn on sooner?

It currently has a .5 Ohm resistor in line per suggesetion of other members.

PS, larger alternators simply don't fit.

Thanks.

PS takes 3-4 mins to turn on after start.

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Re: Alternator turn on sooner?

How long is the time to kick in?
Some alts require some rpm to get excited.
It will be interesting what others have to suggest.

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Re: Alternator turn on sooner?

That alt has a built in 2.5 second load response built in. It should come up to max voltage shortly after 2 and a half seconds. Possibly a little longer if the battery is low. You may have it wired wrong. Can you tell me how you wired it?
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Re: Alternator turn on sooner?

It was wired two wires on a four wire plug. Center wires B and C were hooked up. It was kicking in after 5-10 mins or so but sometimes not at all.

Eventually, I got a fix for the ECM to tell it to control the Alternator voltage versus it doing it on its own. It seems to work now. Time will tell.

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