I had an accident (rear ended someone)
Since then I have been having a problem holding a charge.
When it sits at idle it gives off the proper voltage 13.5 - 13.8
Battery at full charge is 12.4
When I remove the battery negative terminal, and check (voltage meter) the volts at the positive terminal and the negative disconnected coupling, I get a reading of 8.6 - 8.8 volts from the alternator,
and when I turn anything on (lights, wipers, heater) the volts jump down to 6 or less and the van stops running.
I have changed the Alternator 3 times and the same results.
Is this a computer problem? Or a shorted wiring problem?
Any suggestions would be appreciated, I'd hate to junk my van for a stupid reason.
have the same problem?
Friday, March 21st, 2014 AT 11:22 AM