1997 Saturn SL "ok alternator putting 12 volts" Questions

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ok. What could be causing the alternator failures. Miserable engineering. My '95 SL2 purchased new, ate 6 (SIX) alternators, that fantastic "27 patents" automatic transmission, two sets of front disks

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...is putting out 13.6 Volts in the alternator. Is it over amping? I do not believe so this should be ok. Normally alternator puts out more than 12 volts. When it is less than 12 is when it is going

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...OK - terminal 1 on alternator wire (brown) reads 2.4volts and wire is good to firewall - I replaced the ignition switch same condition occurs - 2.4 volts at terminal 1 (brown) wire. If I jumper ...

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good luck make sure your belts to the alternator are tight. you mentioned that you had the alternator checked out and it was ok, it still sounds like a diode or voltage regulator inside the alternator

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...alternator check out ok but i am only getting 12 v while the vehicle is running Loose drive belt can cause this. Corroded wires can cause this, the corrosion can and will travel up into to the wire. ...

...alternator is ok)such that battery does not get charged? New altenators will put out up to 14.7 volts. When they put out less than 12.0 it's time to replace them. Batteries should hold at least 12.0 ...

...on, on my dash? Im only putting out 11.7 volts. Sounds like you need to test voltage coming out of the alternator. Look for 12-14.1 volts using a multi meter. If that is ok then you have an ecu ...

...OK then your warning light is the problem. Could also be a poor connection or broken wire at the alternator. Alternator must be grounded to work , but if it wasn't , the light would probably not come ...

ok. unfortunately the alternator is only a part of the charging system and it should be tested by an auto electrician not a parts shop replace the alternator and then take the vehicle to an accredited

...alternator bat terminal should be hot all the time, even with key off, if it isn't, something wrong with that wire circuit. Test the voltage coming out of new ALT If over 12 Volts or more Its ok. ...

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