Mechanics

MODELS BATTERY WON'T CHARGE

1973 Dodge Other

Electrical problem
1973 Other Dodge Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 133000 miles

Driving home the other night the volt gauge in the dash of my Coronet was just under halfway and not moving when I applied revs. The indicators stopped working and the dash lights went dim. I managed to get home before the lights went out!
Now, the previous owner recently changed the regulator and alternator for new ones. I did notice that last week when I first started the car the charge would be very high then settle down to where it should be, so I thought nothing of it.
I'm confused!
Could it be a re-occurring problem & thats why the last owner changed those parts or has he missed something & that's why it's happened again!

argh!
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73Coronet
May 9, 2008.




Hi: First, charge the battery and have the alt and regulator tested at a nationally recognized parts store. One is bad. My guess it is the regulator.

Let me know what you find.

Joe



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