1978 Other Chevrolet Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 15,000 miles
My battery was 7 yr old and stopped charging, I bought an Optima battery and I noticed the amp meter was - 8 so I took the alternator to the auto shop and they confirmed it was not charging, I replaced it along with the belt. I drove home and the truck died. I put the battery on a charger over night. I took the truck to advance auto and they hooked up a meter to the battery and said the alternator was not charging the battery. I replaced the alternator 3 times and it still wont charge the battery. When I drove the truck home from advance auto my radio stopped working, dash lights went out, head lights went dimm. I noticed the amp meter was now -15 and I made it home and recharged the battery. Alternator is a one wire, same model number that was replaced, I cleaned the connectors to the battery. I turned on the headlight with the key off and the lights are bright. Any thoughts on what else to check?
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 8:01 PM