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1990 Dodge Ramcharger Question: not charging

 

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Visitor, North Lima, OH, January 30, 2011, 17:23

i have replaced the alternator new battery and the voltage regulater and it is still discharging this is a 1984 model.i had the old alternator checked and it tested ok but i replaced it anyway.when i turn on the lights and heater the amp meter goes to discharge.Ihave checked for broken wires and not found any .this really has me stumped.

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    January 30, 2011, 17:29
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    did you check the voltage to the back of the alt? it must be 12 volts all the time.
    i would start there.

    Roy

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    Visitor, January 30, 2011, 18:20

    no i have not. what kind of tester do i need for checking that?

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    mastertech6371, January 30, 2011, 18:54
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    a volt meter. you need 12 volts to the big fat wire on the back of the alternator.

    Roy

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