alternator not charging - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
I have a volt gauge in my car and it alerted me to a low voltage issue. When running I'm used to seeing 14v but now I'm getting just under 12, which is not good. In the past few years I've seen this before and fixed it by cleaning the alternator ground wire connection, but this didn't help this time.
Could this be due to a bad voltage regulator? I replaced that part about 11 years ago, so its may be due for replacement. However, I'm not seeing the warning light on the dash.
Cleaned up the negative battery terminal connection too, but no difference.
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Posts in this Thread:
- alternator not charging, brownetowner, Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:40:09 <-- Viewing This Message
- Brushes worn?, tweetiedancer, Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:46:15
- Re: alternator not charging, Jawerdna , Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:11:42
- revisit the ground wire, AaronG, Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:10:57
- Dash light must work for charging circuit, Notnoel , Mon, 8 Jan 2018 18:24:47
- bulb is OK, brownertowner, Tue, 9 Jan 2018 04:06:49
- Re: alternator not charging, StoicBlue87 , Mon, 8 Jan 2018 14:33:39
- Re: alternator not charging, JerseySaab , Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:03:35
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