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    Odd Voltage drop.

    Hey. I'm having a problem. My voltmeter on my dash has registered a massive voltage drop. Everything on my system runs fine, but I believe that the voltage drop is real and not the effect of a busted guage. I think it is my alternator that's going, but I decided it would be a very good idea to consult others. Any ideas?

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    The alternator is probably correct. Alternators like to go when spring turns to summer--I just replaced mine thursday. And, alternators do have a way of going bad gradually, not instantly (anywhere from a day to three days).

    Your local auto parts store should do a test on it for you for free. Do it now before you get stuck on the highway.




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    check your chassis ground too..is often over looked



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    Nope. I know it's not the ground. I have 2 8g and 1 2g ground coming off of my batteries. I also have two Optimas so I know it's not them either.



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    its not @ the battery i am talking about its where its grounded did you run over anything? if not then get your alt checked



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    OH, nope. All three of those wires go to separate grounds. So i'm set. I'm getting the Ol' alternator replaced tomorrow. Thanks for the advie amigos.

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