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Alternator?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by vdubber, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. vdubber

    vdubber Member

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    :ph34r: how do i check to see if my alternator is failing. i just had my battery charged and today it was almost drained. wtf is going on
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    check the voltage

    connect a test meter to the batery with the car off
    it should read in the 12.# area

    then turn the car on and test at the batery again
    it should read in the 13.#-14.# area

    or you could just bring it to an autozone (or other parts store) they can test both the batery and the alternator there
     
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