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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2004, 10:36 AM
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charging trouble

Alright I have a odd thing going lately, it started a few weeks ago so bear with me, one day I got caught in the rain with no top and instead of stopping a putting on the bikini top I drove through it, well a few days later my voltage meter started acting strange, it would get a sudden umph of power, then it would go back to normal, well it started doing this for a while and every time I check the wiring I would find nothing checked voltage and still nothing, well this morning started her up and she was just running off the battery, and the alternator was not charging, the voltage meter said I was losing power and the lights where very dim, (been through this before so I know what the signs are but I now that the alternator was bad) so my question is my alternator kicking out on me, not even 6 months old, could it be the computer also replaced at the same time, after that I am lost please help
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Re: charging trouble

Since '64 Jeeps didn't have a computer, or an alternator for that matter, and we don't know what you've modifications you've made, I can't give any specific suggestions.

In general, though, most electrical problems on old Jeeps are caused by bad connections, either on the hot side or ground side. You've got two chores ahead:

1 Have the alternator tested at one of the chain parts houses.

2 Go through all the electrical connections relating to the charging system, including ground cables between the battery, chassis, body and engine.

One or the other will hold the cure.

Might help to fill out your profile some more, including a good description of your Jeep.
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