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 Post subject: Re: Alternator fail or something else??
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:39 pm 
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93EB wrote:
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best way to check it quick is start ur car and pull the positive off to ur battery if it dies it ur alternator if it dont keep searching mate


Did you not read what Troyman just said.

yeah but as i have done this a million times to all my cars with dodgy alternator works for me
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Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:43 pm 
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john0974 wrote:
93EB wrote:
john0974 wrote:
best way to check it quick is start ur car and pull the positive off to ur battery if it dies it ur alternator if it dont keep searching mate


Did you not read what Troyman just said.

yeah but as i have done this a million times to all my cars with dodgy alternator works for me


were they late model efi cars???
if so good luck when something fails because of an old school method..
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Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:39 pm 
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tony.martin11 wrote:
i was told that if you go and start the car, wait about 30 minutes, thenpull the positive or negative terminal off the battery and see if the car still runs.

if it does, your alternator it fine, start looking somewhere else.

if the car dies as soon as you disconnect one of the terminals, then it is your alternator that is dead.

i cant guarantee that it will work as i have not tried it myself.


Only do this if you have something to take some of the excess charge, lights on highbeam usually does.

 

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