Also check to see the heavy battery wire on the alternator stud has not
burned off inside the crimp terminal and is making intermittent contact.
The wire corrodes over time and as the strands deteriorate the amperage load
eventually burns off the remaining good ones. Just give it a tug. If it
pulls off then it was shot. Cut and restrip the wire and attach a new good
quality lug. Disconnect the battery cable of course before you do all this.
"Opportunities are spawned from crisis"
Hi Dan anytime time an alt. has o charge it is no good.
The nominal output for American alt. is from 13.5 to 14.5
volts . Have someone do an output test on it using a good AVR that will
eliminate any guessing.
What drops to 0? The battery voltage or charge current? What does the
voltage read when the car is running?
I've had the battery disconnected for 3 days & it held it's
How are you measuring the charge? Voltmeter or Hydrometer?
Have you used a meter to see if you have a heavy current drain when the
car is not running?
If that is the charge current dropping to zero you have an alternator
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