Weak charging?

Steven Bixby steven at bixbys.net
Mon Mar 24 11:50:03 PDT 2008

Thanks, Bill...

I do have a shop manual, yes.   And I could have looked into it for
information on this, but I was lazy (and at work and peeved that the
GPZ didn't light off this morning and I ended up driving my car).

I'll give these things a try soon, maybe not tonight but soon.

On 3/24/08, William K Denton <wkdenton at verizon.net> wrote:
> Steve,
> Charge the battery to at least 12.6v and then do an alternator output test.
> With a multimeter connected to the battery terminals you should be getting
> 14.2-14.8v at 4K rpm.  Less than 14.2v and you may have a problem (dirty
> connections, alternator brushes, etc).  More than 14.8v and you'll need to
> replace the regulator.
> http://www.electrosport.com/street/street-model-products-listing-street_54000.php
> For convenience, use the starter relay terminal for the Pos (+) connection
> on the tester when you check the charging system.
> Do you have a shop manual?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steven Bixby" <steven at bixbys.net>
> > The other issue that I'm concerned about is that I don't think the
> > charging system is getting much done -
> >
> > So - how does one diagnose this?

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