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 Post subject: ef fairmont problems
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:22 pm 
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My volt meter is reading low when driving 10 or below on the scale.Sometimes the red light comes on.It will go up to normal for 1 or 2 minutes and then drop back.New alternator 10 months ago.Battery is 4-5 years old.

Climate control can take up to 10 - 15 minutes to power up.Have reset but no errors.
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 Post subject: Re: ef fairmont problems
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: ef fairmont problems
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:35 pm 
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Thanks for that.Probably time for a new one.

Would that solve the climate control not powering up staight away ?
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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:40 pm 
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Could be, what area are you in?
Get your battery tested first.
I have spares here that we could test in your car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef fairmont problems
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:27 am 
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Thanks for your reply.I live in Paralowie.Had the RAA out yesterday and they said its the regulator.

Trouble is my mechanic who fitted the alternator 10 months ago does not come back from holiday until 11th Jan.Looks like car is off the road till then.Bummer.
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:42 pm 
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Want to borrow an alt?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:00 am 
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check the voltage across the terminals before you start the car for the first time in the morning. if its below 12v your batt isnt holding charge (but that would also cause starting/cranking issues)

check the voltage across the terminals whilst the car is running (it should be 13.8v) anything lower than that and your alt/voltage reg is stuffed

if you dont have a multimeter you can get a cheap one at super cheap for around the $10 mark

 

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