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Old 09-12-2014, 09:30 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Brooksie View Post
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I did take my alternator to a shop to have it checked and no it was not putting out full amperage nor even the 90A that I had set on my regulator. It was. however, putting out correct voltage.

And yes, my method of putting the battery load tester on it was correct, it should act just like any other load you switch on and cause the ammeter to jump up just like a pump or light does.

By the way, I bought it from Alterstart in TX in 2007 for $100 and it has worked well for all these years.

I'll report again on the shop's findings.
Shop said "some bad diodes"

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