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Engine stumble/lights flicker - voltage problem?


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Gentlemen,

The weather is getting nice and I decided to do some work to my car prior to pulling it out for the spring. My interior lights were flickering prior to winter storage. I knew that my alternator bearing was wearing out so I decided to replace the alternator hoping to fix two birds with one stone. After I replaced the alternator... this is what happened...

http://youtu.be/WVPycU_DVfE

The interior lights still flicker (see instrument cluster lights and overhead light) and the engine appears to stumble in conjunction with the voltage drop. As you can see the voltage gauge it moving from 13 to 14v. Any ideas???

Update: Battery load tested good.

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From your video looks like your regulated voltage is too high, that replacement alternator could be bunk!

I would verify the voltage with a meter. Or go out to a local auto shop /store that can give you a charging system check. To verify

Hope this helps

Edited by EleCTriCT
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First and foremost, there is no mention of battery testing or replacement. That would be the first place I would look.

Have you looked at all of the main power leads? These are the ones that are normally suspect (corroded or poor connection).

Main positive from alternator to starter to jump point in engine bay.

Ground strap from engine to chassis.

Ground strap from battery to chassis.

There are others as well but much more difficult to access...

Main positive lead from battery to main fuse box.

LONG Positive lead from fuse box to junction above transmission.

Positive lead from junction point to jump point on engine.

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