Strange Battery/Alternator Problem.

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mbergerooo
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Strange Battery/Alternator Problem.

Post by mbergerooo » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:00 pm

Hi,
Something strange is going on in my van. Last week my alternator failed. The dash light did not give me any warning that I was having a problem. Now that I have put about 800kms on the new one. My warning light faintly lights up while at idle. The light will go out when I accelerate. Does anybody here know what is happening. I tested the voltage of my battery and rebuilt alternator. Both tested good.
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Strange Battery/Alternator Problem.

Post by mbergerooo » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:48 pm

Well.I found this.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14961&p=116030&hili ... le#p116030
So I will start with really cleaning things up.
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Strange Battery/Alternator Problem.

Post by mbergerooo » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:09 pm

I cleaned up the battery compartment but it didn't fix my problem. Any ideas out there? Could it be that my alternator belts slacked off a bit after the long drive?
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Strange Battery/Alternator Problem.

Post by deskinthewoods » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:07 pm

I’d definitely check the belt tension.
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Strange Battery/Alternator Problem.

Post by mbergerooo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:48 pm

The belt tension is good. I tested the voltage on my battery. 12.6v. Then I started the van and turned everything on. Lights, heater, radio. Then my voltage at the battery terminals was over 13v. So I think my charging system is working. A friend is coming over to help me do voltage drop tests and whatever else he can think of to figure out why my dash light is still in various states of on.
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Strange Battery/Alternator Problem.

Post by mbergerooo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:50 am

My battery is good. My alternator is good. I now noticed that when I turn on my signal light. The flickering warning lights sync with the signal light flashing. It is getting strange. I have no idea what is going on but will take a look inside my dash when I get a chance.
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