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4doorboost
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1007383 posted 07/25/11 02:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
so i go to leave for work this morning and my battery light comes on, my alternator is aonly putting out 11.6 volts, my car is idling like crap and my zeitronix where it should read boost is reading user 2.98... what happened. i put new shifter cables in yesterday. before that it was working fine i put a new alternator in 3 months ago. battery is less than two years old. please help

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1007384 posted 07/25/11 02:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
First check that your alternator fuse is good in the engine bay. Also make sure the belt is intact on the alternator and that it is tight. If those two are good then you most likely have a bad alternator again. Where did you buy it from as Autozone and similar stores sell junk electric parts for the most part.



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4doorboost
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1007386 posted 07/25/11 02:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
so the ser thing is just a setting. the belt is tight and the fuse looks good, so im guessing its the alt. yeah its shitty one, lifetime warranty time! wouls this cause the idle to be really wierd and off since the car isnt getting 12 volts?

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Overkill
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1007387 posted 07/25/11 02:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If your sick of replacing the alternator you could go the Saturn alternator conversion, but eventually you will get one that last a year or so.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1007390 posted 07/25/11 02:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes it would cause the car to idle like crap. Mine just took a shit so I'm ordering a 120amp rebuilt one from Douglas Autoworks. I found a spare to throw on there in the mean time.

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4doorboost
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1007392 posted 07/25/11 03:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yeah this was my first one and its lasted about months but its also summer and its pretty hot outside. ill try another one tonight and hopefully i get a better one. i make sure they test it before i take it home ha and at least they arent very difficult to install

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1246324 posted 06/08/19 09:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
If it not a bad ground or blown fuse it could also be the alternator or starter having a bad connection. But the Saturn alternator is a good preventative measure.

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