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



Thanks for the replies and verifying that the situation is most 
likely my alternator.  I have an '82, so I guess it's the 
Motorolla?  I ordered the D110 version from John, as I don't have 
any heavy demands like a stereo with an amp,etc.  The 110 should 
suffice, right?  I plan to replace it myself.  Are there any 
stumbling blocks to replacing it (like frozen bolts or other 
components that I would need to remove to get the alternator off? 

One issue that does concern me, is that the car still wouldn't start 
when I used another vehicle with jumper cables. Shouldn't the fully 
charged battery from the other vehicle have started the Delorean, or 
can the bad alternator (or blown regulator as John mentioned) be 
shorting and draining the system down, even with another batter 
jumped in.

Thanks,

Paul
Vin 10944

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Harold McElraft" <hmcelraft@...> 
wrote:
>
> 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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