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Old 08-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #11
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Engine running voltage should be above 13.5V if your alt is charging.
If you can do it SAFELY, with the engine running, put a small wrench or screwdriver on the back of the alt, right in the center (where the rear bearing is), it will magnetically "stick" if its charging.

Get a volt meter on your batterys, have someone try to start it and watch your voltage!! If it drops to less than 9V, you have dead/bad batterys. If it dosent drop, bad starter/solonoid or a wireing issue.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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Engine running voltage should be above 13.5V if your alt is charging.
If you can do it SAFELY, with the engine running, put a small wrench or screwdriver on the back of the alt, right in the center (where the rear bearing is), it should magnetically "stick" if its charging.
I put the battery meter on the battery itself when testing for the 13.5 volts Right? And im guessing it does not matter which battery i place the probes on?

Im pretty sure I can safely do your alternator test, I will charge the second battery and try it again.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #13
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Engine running voltage should be above 13.5V if your alt is charging.
If you can do it SAFELY, with the engine running, put a small wrench or screwdriver on the back of the alt, right in the center (where the rear bearing is), it should magnetically "stick" if its charging.
I put the battery meter on the battery itself when testing for the 13.5 volts Right? And im guessing it does not matter which battery i place the probes on?

Im pretty sure I can safely do your alternator test, I will charge the second battery and try it again.
Doesnt matter which battery you have the test leads on.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #14
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I put the battery meter on the battery itself when testing for the 13.5 volts Right? And im guessing it does not matter which battery i place the probes on?

Im pretty sure I can safely do your alternator test, I will charge the second battery and try it again.

Make sure your wrench is ferrous metal or it wont magnitize!!!
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also if it doesn't read above say 13.0 turn your headlights on...my alt. doesn't charge when batteries are charged and no load on them less strain on the mighty HP ratings of my engine
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #17
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well now after charging the batterys again it will not start. doesnt even try to turn over. im thinking starter or solenoid?
and im really not that sure how the heck to get the starter out, through the dog door theres not enough room and through the hood it doesnt appear to be enough room either. any incite?
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well now after charging the batterys again it will not start. doesnt even try to turn over. im thinking starter or solenoid?
and im really not that sure how the heck to get the starter out, through the dog door theres not enough room and through the hood it doesnt appear to be enough room either. any incite?
Is the solonoid mounted to the starter or is it a whole seperate animal?

If its not mounted to the starter, you can take pliers or screwdriver and short the two posts with the big wires on it together. CAREFULL!!!!! If the solonoid is junk, IT WILL START!!! Or take a test light and see if your getting power out of the solonoid to the starter. Of the two big wires, 1 will be 12V all the time, the other will only be 12V when the key in START position only.

If the starter/solonoid are combined, try smacking it with a whammer..... Not real hard, but give it 3-4 good swats.
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