Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington Texas
No charge coming from alternator?!?!
While driving my 72 Sport to work early the other morning, I noticed that all the lights, inside and out, began to dim almost immediately after startup. By the time I got to work 20 miles later, my headlights were absolutely dark, as well as my interior gauge lamps, radio, etc...Also, my radio would(and still does)cut out whenever I step on the brake or turn on the blinker, I assume this is due to the electronic "strain".
Well, I replaced the battery and alternator both the other day. The battery tested good before I put it in, and so did the alternator. However, after I put the alternator iin the car, I tested it again, and it tested poor. What could be the problem? What should be my next place to look for drain? Regulator, perhaps? Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help. Corey