Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: winchester ky usa
not a camaro but need help bad dang toyota
i have a 94 toyota 4 cyclinder thats driving me crazy.i have put a alternator & a new battery & a new starter on.with a voltmeter hooked to back of alt it shows its putting out 12 volts on truck.when you take it in to be tested it shows its putting out 14.2 volts.i had a bearing go out of old alt & all i did was replace the alt with a new one from a parts place then it would not keep battery up over a hour if you drove it.i then went & put a new battery on still ran battery down so a buddy said the starter solnoid might have a short it so i put a new starter on & it kept battery up good for 2 days,dang thought i had it but now its running battery down.ive checked for a burnt wire or a burnt into fusable link cant find any.ive ran a 10 gauge wire from alt to battery it shows its putting 13.5volts into battery but it still runs battery down.ive also took my battery off of my wifes car & it will run it down to. on old cars you can pull +battery cable off & car will run if its charging tis toytoa will die if you pull +cable off.i have also replace the 1 big 80 amp fuse. if any body might have a clue to what my problem id greatly appreicate it. im about to run this thing over a cliff.as high as gas is i hate to park it but this thing is making me nuts.sorry about such a long post but i need help.i hope someone on this site can help me or may of had a simlar problem.thanks in advance to anyone who may help me out.