1991 Plymouth Acclaim Repair Question
Can you help me diagnose my charging system malfunction please?
do you have 12 volts to the back of the alternator??
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I think my voltage at the back of the alternator was a little higher, I'll check again tomorrow. I'm also planning on checking the fusible links and running more continuity tests.
I found 12.4 Volts on one of the connections at the back of the alternator (to the - terminal), the battery voltage was 12.75 at the time.
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That was a terrible response. Thanks for nothing. I asked for suggestions or wiring diagrams.... 3 weeks and I get "take it to a shop", my wife suggested that after 5 minutes. They sent me a link to buy a new car, do you think I would be trying to fix this beater if I could afford a new car?! Is this just because I didn't "donate" (PAY)? Here on planet earth, we believe in freedom of information, words are not a commodity, Money does not control our thoughts and expressions.... if you feel differently, then shut up cuz I ain't paying to hear your crap. I got much better advice, for free, from several different neighbors. So again, thanks for nothing.
Well, that will get you a lot of help.............
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I don't really know who I'm talking to. All I know is that my questions have not been answered, and I'm over trying to find answers on this forum or any of the other ones I've tried. Everyone wants you to pay money to find out the least little detail. "take it to an expert mechanic" thanks, whoever wrote that. I thought I was speaking with a mechanic.
I tried asking nicely for help 2 weeks ago. I apologize if I come off like a real jerk here, but what kind of response was that? I asked for assistance or diagrams, I was given crappy advise, am I wrong? Again, my apologies for being annoyed, if anyone has any good advise I'm willing to try it. If not, thanks anyway, I will get this handled myself without having to buy a new vehicle.
Anybody is allowed to post here but if it doesn't have the pink background on the answer, then it wasn't posted by one of the regular experts here. We do this voluntarily on our own time.
The voltage regulator for your car is built into the Engine Control Module. Wilt a voltmeter attached across the battery to read voltage, locate the dark green wire at the alternator and back probe it with a jumper wire. With the engine idling, momentarily ground it and see if the voltage jumps up. If so, you need a new computer.
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