I have a question about 2.5L 4cycl engine on 91 Acclaim/spirit.
I observe something weird and if possible i want to confirm it with
somebody it is normal.
When I crank engine, the voltage-meter stays at ~10V(or ~11, this is
the cranking low voltage) and it stays at this value for maybe 5
seconds more even after the car fires up. Later the scale shows higher
voltages (lets say 13.6V). This is the case for lets say since I
recognize it(last two years). Can somebody observe if this is the case
with your car also?
just to be clear:
In this ebay auction, you will see an instrumental cluster: in this
picture, my voltage indicator stays on 3th mark from left when I crank
and 5 seconds after it fires up. later it moves to 4th mark from the
I try to solve this mystery because, I installed a remote starter. The
starter design to stop cranking when it registers high Voltage from
alternator. Since my regulator does not immediately puts out high
voltage, it delays maybe 5 seconds, I can hear the engine is running
and the starter cranking more than necessary. As soon as the indicator
moves to 4th mark, it stops cranking.