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 Post subject: EL Falcon Alternater Light
Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:21 pm 
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Alternater light has just started flicking on so put the voltage tester on it and reads 15.1 - 15.2 volts at idle. Is it Kaput?
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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:24 pm 
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sounds like it's overcharging.
is this voltage at the battery or alternator?



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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:43 pm 
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Your alt output should be around 13.8volts



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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:39 pm 
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IT sounds like you have a bad fuseable link some were . it does sound like it is over charging
Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:13 pm 
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Sound like you need a new alternator.Mine read the same 15.8 volts at idle.My alternator light would comes on when i drove my car a little harder some times.If you leave that alternator in for to long you will end up blow lights,fuses.I replaced mine 2 months ago costed me $330 brand new bosch one higher output too.If you get a new one i suggest to go for a bosch one they a easier to be rebuilt than a mitsubushi.Hope that helps.




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