My alternator gauge is dipping down to around nine just above the red zone especially when I first cut it on and give it the gas and let off quickly. Also the light blinks, on the voltage regulator gauge, for about five times in quick succession (twice now it's happened) then stops. My mechanic tells me that it is charging at fourteen volts and dips down to about twelve whne my guage goes down to the red zone. My power-steering unit blows power-steering fluid on and about the alternator ( I don't actually see it on top but it may be on the bottom of it) and you can see where the belt has thrown it up against the firewall an also down on hoses below the alternator and in in the general area. I thought that it might be belt slippage from the fluid causing the needle to dip down into the low area just before the red zone however I cleaned the belt with starter fluid and the needle stayed steady for a while. My battery was charged fully at the parts place and it was completely dead, once charged up my car cranked up just fine. However they said it was on it's last thirty-five percent of its life ( can you tell me how many miles I have on this battery)? And this is a one/two yo battery the best they have at O'Reilly's. I have had to charge it about five times and when I took it to O'Reilly's they said it was completely dead, it has a parasitic draw on it and I don't drive a lot, however it shouldn't have been completely dead as I had drove it not to long before hand. Any word to alleviate my worries about this because I have to travel about seventy miles to see my doctor to fill my Rx's two of which I cannot stop taking abruptly or I go into withdrawal and I have to get them filled in then next four days. As you can see I really need you're help. Thank you for your sharing your experience and knowledge.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 25th, 2015 AT 4:36 PM