Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Alternator question, low charging.
I know this may seem like a lame question to most, but some of us are electrically challenged.
My jeep quit charging my battery in some very cold temps (-30 to -40 F)
The charging system was only putting out a couple of volts. Now, the temps are better, and it is working again. Although I am paranoid that it will fail again. I think it always put out 14+volts, even at idle. Now, it will drop to about 7 at idle. I think I need to check the regulator, and I think, (pretty lame here) the regulator is part of the alternator on this 1986 jeep, one wire alternator. Am I on the right track? Any suggestions or recommendations, or procedures , or references to other sites would be appreciated.