The other day my battery light came on and I noticed by battery voltage sitting halfway between 9 and 14 which started me because it's been sitting just below 14 this entire past year. I put in a new battery in April of 2008. Upon checking the voltage it was determined that I needed a new alternator. I purchased one from O'Reillys, however within 1 week I am having more problems - it's still sitting between 9 and 14 and doesn't want to start immediately. At first I get just dash board lights, then I let it sit about 20 seconds then it starts. I had battery tested and replaced then had O'Reillys check alternator - they said it was a bad alternator. We exchanged it out and even now with a new battery and a new alternator (which by the way was tested and it passed) we still can not get above the half way point between 9 and 14. With the car running it is only putting out 12.8 when it should be high 13's. Any ideas? Please help
have the same problem?
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 AT 8:27 PM