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



Thanks, John.

I will charge the battery, hopefully tonight.  I took the old 
alternator out today.  It was a "Delco-Remy"?!  I guess a replacement 
by a previous owner.  It looked pretty beat up.

Paul

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
>
> Paul, Be sure to follow the instructions and charge the battery 
over night.
> Then read the battery voltage. If it isn't what it say's in the 
instructions
> then call me.
> John
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of
> sweetp01569
> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 9:00 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [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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