I changed Alternator and it STILL drops in voltage
Here we go, AGAIN!!
My quick problem is this....
The voltage when idling (hot) would drop to 12.5vdc. When cold it produced 14.6vdc with a new regulator. So I go and change to a NEW alternator and notice that the voltage gauge reads a bit higher then it did. GREAT I fixed it! RIGHT? welll...
As it heats up the "volts" gauge needle dropped down to the "O" and I know that it's around 12-ish vdc cuz that's where it was before when I recorded it with a volt meter. I cleaned the ground strap and still no dice.
I DO know my computer is bad due to a 511 code. I pulled the chip and same deal. DOES THE COMPUTER "control" dash gauge readouts? If so then my computer on order will HOPEFULLY FIX THIS DAMN PROBLEM.
Anyone have any other clues to the charging issues??
No pulleys. The ground looks good. The ground coming off the ground cable from the battery and the ground strap from the block to the frame all were cleaned.
What else could it be?? It charges fine when cool but as it heats up the voltage drops. New alt, and all. I don't understand it!!!!!
Anyone KNOW if the computer has ANYTHING to do with the display gauges??????