1997 Cadillac STS Charging Problems 1997 Caddy STS

Tiny
CADDYTODD
  • 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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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 8:19 PM

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

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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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If my computer controlled alternator field generation is not working what can I do to get that to work?

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 6:22 PM

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