Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 19:15:25 GMT
From: "Ulf Nilsson" <>
Subject: Re: Battery Idiot light on

It might be the "charging regulator". Itīs built into the alternator. I recently had that problem. / Ulf Rick and Lorie Mieras skrev i meddelandet <>... >Not likely a battery, if it had a bad cell you'd never start the car. It will >be the alternator or wiring thereto. > >"John R. Weiss" wrote: > >> Either the battery is bad (one bad cell) or the alternator is bad (likely a >> diode). >> ----------------- >> John Weiss >> Seattle, WA >> remove *nospam* from e-mail address for reply >> >> Tom Trueb <> wrote in message >> >> > The battery symbol came on today. The voltage display reads >> > 11.something. A really gross check of the belts reveals they're still >> > there and seem to be not slipping. I'll dig further tomorrow, but any >> > spontaneous thoughts of things to check, r/o, and order of diagnosis? >> > Gotta hurry, cause my old truck is leaking from radiator and gas tank, >> > and these things never happen in nice weather. TIA a bunch. >> > Desperately, >> > Tom 89 9000 turbo auto >> > >> > >

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