[DML] Re: the alternator
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[DML] Re: the alternator



There are soooooo many things that could cause the light to come on at 
idle, in gear, that it is too much to take a shot. It could be as 
straight forward as your idle is too low - but that is a whole set of 
other issues.

We need much more info. Like what is the rpm in gear and at idle? What 
are the volts - at idle and driving? Anything else noticeable? Has the 
electrical system resistance been checked?

Harold McElraft - 3354



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "rydelo81" <rydelo81@...> wrote:
>
> hello.  sorry to keep perpetuating the battery/alternator 
discussion.  
> just having a problem.  i just put in a new battery.  now i notice 
that 
> whenever i put the car in reverse or drive, at times the rpms drop 
and 
> then go up and the battery light comes on.  as soon as i start 
driving 
> it's fine and the light goes off.  i'm sure i need a new alternator.  
> but just wanted to check and see if any of you think it's a different 
> problem causing this.  sorry if this is stupid, but does putting the 
> car in drive or reverse put more strain on the alternator, and will 
> getting a new one fix the problem?  in park or while driving it's 
> fine.  thanks for any help you can offer.  ryan the newb out. vin3932
>




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