Mechanics

CHARGING PROBLEMS CADDY

1997 Cadillac STS

Electrical problem
1997 Cadillac STS V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles

I had a mechanic replace the alternator today on my Caddy STS ($300). Afterwards I went outr and bought a brand new battery as well ($100). When everything was connected, at first it was fine. I had the dash computer readout showing 14.2 and it was peachy. Then I took a test drive to the store and it kept going down and down. By the time I made it back home it was at 12.1.

Any suggestions? Did I just get hosed on an alternator job?
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CaddyTodd
June 21, 2010.




New stuffs and still going down-sounds like the computer controlled of the alternator field generation is not working get it checked out-

Rasmataz
Jun 21, 2010.
If my computer controlled alternator field generation is not working what can I do to get that to work?
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Riverghosts
Oct 10, 2012.

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