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1993 Buick Roadmaster Question: volt gauge reading fluctuates

 

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cityilu5, Chicago, IL, June 14, 2010, 11:40
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replaced the coil,module,rotor,distributor,wireset,spark plugs; however,the reading on the volt meter drops from 13.5 to 13 volts and the car starts to run sluggish.also the daytime running lights drains the battery so I keep them off. Is my voltage reg.going bad? I can wait an hr and the volt meter is back to 13.5, but ten mins of driving it drops again.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, June 14, 2010, 13:48
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    Get the battery, alternator and battery cables checked. Something is happening with the charging system and any of these items will cause this problem.

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