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Old 06-21-2003, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alternator, charging?

Ive been have this problem with the damn alternator, at least I think it is the alternator. It only puts out like 4 volts. I tried to make a chevy one fit there and got it to fit, but it did the same thing. Is that how it is suppose to be? The original problem is that the car will just die randomly and have a dead battery. The battery is brand new. The Rover is completely stock 1988, with the exception of a amplifier ( Which I turned off), and cd player. No changes to the electrical really. Please help my offroader is down and I want it back. Thanks a lot.
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Ive been have this problem with the damn alternator, at least I think it is the alternator. It only puts out like 4 volts. I tried to make a chevy one fit there and got it to fit, but it did the same thing. Is that how it is suppose to be? The original problem is that the car will just die randomly and have a dead battery. The battery is brand new. The Rover is completely stock 1988, with the exception of a amplifier ( Which I turned off), and cd player. No changes to the electrical really. Please help my offroader is down and I want it back. Thanks a lot.
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it should be 12 to 13 volts, whats odd is why are two alternators doing the same thing, measure the voltage from the alternator output leads ( maybe with the leads disconnected if possible )
if that reads 12 then look someplace else for the problem
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The chevy one might not be right, but the Rover one will work and than not work. Its a joke. I think I just need to land a new one, if theres no more suggestions.
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Nick:
Check to make sure the lead to the alternator (the big one that runs to the battery) is making a good consistent connection. From what you described and it happening on both alternators leads me to beelieve ti could be a connection issue.

Are all of the cables/connections tight and clean?

Also, I would love pics of the chevy alternator mounted up.

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Old 06-23-2003, 10:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I already took the chevy stuff off to put the rover one back on. Sorry about that, Im going to test everything again, and if that doesnt work.... New alternator!
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where are you measuring the voltage? You could have a dead cell/s in your battery.

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