What's Wrong With The Charging System???

jvazquez53

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Recently I've noticed that during the night, lights on, when the truck goes idle, lights go a little dim, and the voltage goes around 12 volts. The alternator has been rebuilt recently. Is something wrong with the charging system???:hmm:
 
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You have the 90amp? I didn't think the 80 could be rebuilt.

Like landtank said check your cables, that was my culprit.
 
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When I've seen this it was the battery cables.

Are you saying that they were loose or they needed replacing? I have similar symptoms both with old battery and the new one and after alt replaced.
 

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When I've seen this it was the battery cables.

Now that you mentioned the cables, mine don't look too good. I'll look into this tomorrow. Also the battery I have no idea how old it is.:popcorn:
 
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You have the 90amp? I didn't think the 80 could be rebuilt.

Like landtank said check your cables, that was my culprit.

Yes I have the 90 Amp with a heavier duty stator. Wires look thicker. The battery came with the truck, so I have no idea how old it is..:cheers:
 
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The battery came with the truck, so I have no idea how old it is..:cheers:

I think you may have identified part of your problem there. You have had that truck for a while now haven't you?
 

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I think you may have identified part of your problem there. You have had that truck for a while now haven't you?

Yep, I think is time for a heavy duty battery...:cheers:
 
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I just went with a Die Hard Platinum from Sears, it's a re-bagded Odyssey. Everyone seems to praise them, going with another as soon as I get my dual kit in.
 

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