[DML] Re: alternator acting weird...any ideas
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[DML] Re: alternator acting weird...any ideas

The alternator isn't producing more than battery voltage. That's what
makes the dash light go out.

Unless your field wire isn't making good contact (the little
brown/yellow wire), I'd suspect your alternator is dying. Pop it off
and have a parts house test it.

Heat is an alternator's #1 enemy. That's why front engine cars usually
mount them so low (close to air flow). Our mounting location is hardly
optimal. Not only is the alternator trapped in the back, but it is
backwards (whatever air comes up from underneath passes over the hot
engine THEN hits the alternator). Even the cooling fins are pointed in
the wrong direction. 

Part of the price you pay for DeLorean ownership (worth it, IMHO).

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddlasvegas" <daviddlasvegas@...>
> Last week while driving home my atlernator light came on and volts 
> needle pointed downward. Electrical system isn't grounding out; lights 
> and everything still work after parking car.
> When I push in the gas very fast and do a high RPM, the alt light will 
> go off and volts needle back to normal. After about 2-3 minutes, volts 
> needle drops and light comes on. Again I push in the gas very fast and 
> get high RPM and light goes off. The process goes on forever. Checked 
> the belt and it is on ok.
> Any ideas???

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