[DML] Re: Bad Alternator?
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[DML] Re: Bad Alternator?



It sounds like a low battery which would in-turn probably means a bad 
alternator.

Sounds like you need to get it to your mechanic and let him check it 
out. If an alternator is required order one of Hervey's alternators 
(I recommend the 140 amp) and let your mechanic install it, charge 
your battery, and get you back on the road. Don't keep trying to 
start it; you will burn up the starter. Low voltage is no friend of 
your electrical system. If you have to drive it to the shop, get the 
battery charged first - it should start and run fine for about 30 
minutes with a good fully charged battery.

Harold McElraft - 3354



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
>
> For the past several months, the bearings on my alternator would 
> squeal a bit when starting the engine.  (I have an 82 with 30,000 
> miles on it). My mechanic confirmed that I'd need a new one sooner 
> or later.  On Saturday, when I started the car for a ride, the 
> engines started right up,then all of a sudden, cut out.  I started 
> it again, it ran for a few seconds, then just died again.  The car 
> started the third time, allowing me to start down the street.  
After 
> a couple of miles, the engine just died again, where I had to coast 
> to a stop on the side of the road.  The car would not start after 
> that.  It would crank and crank, but did not fire up.  The 
voltmeter 
> showed about 8 volts.  After getting it towed home, I jumpered the 
> fuel pump to make sure it turned on.  It did.  I then tried to 
start 
> the car.  It kicked on for a second then died.  Battery still seems 
> to crank strongly, but no ignition.  Voltage still shows about 8 
> volts.  Is this symptoms of a bad alternator?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Paul
> vin10944
>




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