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Date: 21 Aug 2003 06:54:12 GMT
From: lkrznopsamcomnospam (LauraK)
Subject: Re: Battery question -- 1995 9000CS

>The readings you have given us indicate that your alternator is just fine. >However the battery is struggling a bit. I have a large ( Ford Transit Van ) >battery fitted to my '92 2.3 9k and in warm weather the cranking voltage >rarely dips below 10.0 volts. In our english winters ( down to -10 degrees >C ) it dips to low 9 volt readings. A smaller battery will give lower >readings. If the cranking voltage continues to drop over a period of time, >replace your battery before it dies. Glad to hear the alternator is fine. That's what I was worried about. I went for a cat food run about 10 minutes after posting my original message and everything was back to normal. Cranking was at 10.0, and it was a steady 13.7 while I was driving. I did have Advance Auto Parts check it (they've got an electronic tester that checks a lot of stuff) and they said it was holding a charge fine. The guy that did the testing was the manager and he's helped me in the past with problems on my Lincoln and he seems to know what he's doing. Maybe the car was just feeling neglected?:) web design, print design, photography

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