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1990 Chevrolet Corsica Question: should I return the the new altenator?

 

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mikelm79, 4 Cylinder, Rockford, OH, February 24, 2009, 15:19
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I replaced the bad alternator with a new one but the checks say the voltage is bad... Should I return the new one I put on the car and trade it for a different one????

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    hemicuda February 24, 2009, 15:36
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    Usually the auto parts store has a alternator test machine but its not uncommon for a rebuilt alternator to be defective right out of the box, If they have a test machine have them but it on there and see if its bad.

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    mikelm79, February 24, 2009, 16:02
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    the Altenator was a NEW one not rebuilt

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    hemicuda, February 24, 2009, 16:11
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    Even a new alternator can be bad right out of the box, have them test it to see if its bad.

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    Andy Y February 25, 2009, 09:58
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    Also check all of the wires and connectors for damage. Make sure the grounds are secure as well. Is the battery fully charged?

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