[DML] Re: Battery condition
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[DML] Re: Battery condition

A fully charged battery should acutally read about 13.5 volts.  Take
the battery and have it tested.  You alternator voltage at about 2K
RPMS should be about 13.5-14.5 volts.  Check your grounds and
alternator positive connections for corrosion, as well as your starter.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "valleyrat12" <valleyrat12@xxxx> wrote:
> I have recently been questioning the condition of my battery for 
> these reasons:
> 1) I checked the voltage at blue/yellow wire on the big resistor and 
> it reads 9.5 volts. If I rev the motor so that the alternator 
> engages the voltage will jump to 11.5
> 2) The car will start then die several times before it will stay 
> running unless the alternator engages or I get it to engage by 
> slowly throttling the motor up. If I try to rev the motor quickly 
> without the alternator engaged it will abruptly die. 
> 3) After the car runs for a while and I turn it off, if I 
> immediately crank the motor it cranks very quickly. However, if I 
> shut the motor down and turn on the headlights I can see the volt 
> meter sag slowly then if I crank the motor it will not stay running. 
> Could a low or dead battery cause my starting problems? I checked 
> the rest voltage of my battery (I recently charged it fully) and it 
> read 12.0 volts even.
> Nathan
> 2277

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