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Old 11-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #21
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On the test mode on the dash my battery is saying any where from 17 up to 19. I know that's not normal...
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:44 PM   #22
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You needa alternator, your VR is kaput. I suggest a local rebuild. Those guys are in every YP or business section, or ask around at parts stores who does the best rebuild. The idea is that they will be more interested in using higher quality parts to rebuild the alternator because returns are more damaging to that business model.

Where is Belfast? Believe it or not, I found a rebuilder in Crossville, which is not that big of a place.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #23
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Hit it right on the nose
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #24
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It's about 45 min south of nashville but the car is at my fathers house in Spring hill I am gonna check out the yellow pages and get it rebuilt. Plus the new one is 175 at advance.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:14 PM   #25
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Had the alt tested 4 times they said it was good. Back to square 1
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:11 AM   #26
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Hi, just checked in again,glad your compression looks OK (like Whynot I go for simple first just in case...)

It MIGHT not be square 1 time yet, did you get a chance to check voltage at the battery with a volt meter? Since the alternator in these ISN'T independent of the car's electrical system, there still may be a voltage issue even if the alternator by itself "tested good".

I'm reading this WAY too late at night to feel like looking up the exact details right now, but that alternator pigtail mentioned ion an earlier post is basically a communications link letting the car know when the alternator is working hard so the engine needs more throttle to maintain rpm, as well as a link to the alternator telling IT how much power is needed.....

Kinda generic description, but maybe helpful when looking at "this wire is ground", "this wire is batt. voltage", "this wire signals the computer, and should show Blank voltage range"

So, step 1 is seeing if it's working right as a system with an independent meter.

(Just to check EVERYTHING)

'cause the system voltages you reported earlier would potentially raise havoc with the car's systems....
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