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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Melissa_M
Re: battery vs. alternator

There is no visible corrosion on my stuff, but I certainly have never cleaned any of it. I imagine even a small layer of invisible corrosion could be an issue.

I'm concerned about battery health...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Melissa_M
Re: battery vs. alternator

CORRECTION: first I tightened the battery cables a very tiny amount. Like 1/100 of a turn.
Just got it to charge to 12.6V
Seems like that should make me feel better
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Melissa_M
Re: battery vs. alternator

so this is a regulator replacement?
Dorman 84568 2-Wire Socket External Regulator Extender
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Melissa_M
Re: battery vs. alternator

I wonder if the FLAPS incar test just does alt output and the bench test also does the diodes?

I understand the best way to measure VAC is at the alt (i was measuring at battery), so I haven't...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Melissa_M
Re: battery vs. alternator

Well strike that. Just did another check.
car off: 12.2V
running 14.3V minimum
running with accessories 14.3V minimum
car off 12.3V

Sounds like a connection issue (will clean it when I find my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Melissa_M
Re: battery vs. alternator

I was getting like 26VAC with car running or not. Same on my other car.
We went back and forth discussing a lot of stuff in this thread...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Melissa_M
Re: battery vs. alternator

I tried reading AC voltage (previous thread) and was not able to. If there is a bad diode, do you definitely hear issues with the radio? Or is that just a possible indicator?

I will clean the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Melissa_M
battery vs. alternator

warning: watching me waffle back and forth on this may cause dizziness :dizzy: As usual, I try to be complete but concise on the details

Battery is 2y.o. (Interstate), alternator is original,...
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