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    Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    So I just replaced my 12 year old alternator, because of mad voltage drop even with out my subs on.

    Got a brand new 220 amp and it's still the same maybe even worse.

    Wtf could this be? I also have big 3 done in 1/0







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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    Bad battery bad ground?



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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    i had voltage drops to cause of the big three. maybe your alt needs to break in?



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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    no i had the same thing happened to me. it must be the way u put you alt, the ground connection and such, trust me i had at idle like 12v. had to be ur connections? also what alt u have can play a role too



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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    A Ho alt should put out at least 14 volts



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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    A Ho alt should put out at least 14 volts
    Shouldn't any alternator put out 14 volts?




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    Quote Originally Posted by justafifteen View Post
    Shouldn't any alternator put out 14 volts?
    touche lol. thats what i meant just to lazy to type



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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    what kind of car? my honda wont put out more than 12.8 til there is a load and the computer tells the alt to start putting in work.




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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    The battery is about 2 months old. I got the best one at oriellys that wasnt a gel cell


    Bad ground is a possibility. I'll check.

    And did you say big 3 caused voltage drop?? I'm gonna take off my 1/0 quick and see if that helps anything




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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    Quote Originally Posted by SourDeez View Post
    The battery is about 2 months old. I got the best one at oriellys that wasnt a gel cell


    Bad ground is a possibility. I'll check.

    And did you say big 3 caused voltage drop?? I'm gonna take off my 1/0 quick and see if that helps anything
    Big 3 doesn't cause voltage drop unless you did something wrong. The point of the Big 3 is to reduce voltage drop




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    Re: Extreme low idle voltage. New alternator

    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    i had voltage drops to cause of the big three. maybe your alt needs to break in?
    Quote Originally Posted by wone View Post
    no i had the same thing happened to me. it must be the way u put you alt, the ground connection and such, trust me i had at idle like 12v. had to be ur connections? also what alt u have can play a role too
    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    A Ho alt should put out at least 14 volts
    Quote Originally Posted by justafifteen View Post
    Big 3 doesn't cause voltage drop unless you did something wrong. The point of the Big 3 is to reduce voltage drop
    I know, that's why I was asking, I was referring to this guys post

    i had voltage drops to cause of the big three. maybe your alt needs to break in?
    I removed my big 3 and it made no changes. I tightened up all my connections to and from battery and alternator, no changes.




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