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Old 02-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Overcharing Batteries

I have 1989 Thomas bus with rear engine Cat 3208. It is overcharging the batteries. I think it is a regulator. Can anyone help me locate it?
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Why do you think it's over charging?
Being that new,I would think the regulator is built into the altenator
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Why do you think it's over charging?
Being that new,I would think the regulator is built into the altenator
The batteries releasing fumes out. The battery gauge over 16.
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Ummm yes its over charging. Anything over 14.5 will not be good. I would assume it built in to the alternator unless its externally regulated but for that year I dont think it will be. Take it off and have it tested.
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