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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-02, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Question battery light

battery light constanly on ,car wont idle without acceleration on startup ,after about 30sec will idle norm is this common with alternator about to go or gone

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Definately sounds like the alternator. I was cruising along one day when the battery light came on. I parked the car in the garage for the night, went to start in the morning and nothing. Battery and alternator were both dead.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-02, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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got s/h alt today, got mrs to pick it up turns out its wrong pulley cant get either off, driving me mad
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Try swapping the regulators if they fit and you still have the old alternator; the failed regulator is the usual cause of the red light syndrome.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-02, 09:37 AM
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sounds like you might have a faulty alternator, most likely be the reg, but get it checked out take it to an auto elec so they can check the charge rate and so on.

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changed alt but still wont idle properly or start properly redlights gone
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check all of the earth points for good contact and bolt tension, also check battery terminals, beyond that i have NFI

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