CHARGING SYSTEM PROBLEM, 1996 PROBE SE

  • Tiny
  • ZeusWasADelt
  • 1996 FORD PROBE

1996 Ford Probe SE, 2.0 L, 4 cyl, 128K miles.

I recently had to replace the alternator in this car myself, also replacing the battery and belts. I made my bi-annual drive from college in Florida to upstate NY where I live, about 1100 miles, and everything was fine. However, now that i'm up here, the car's guage showing battery strength is all over the place. Sometimes it's on the high end of the normal spectrum, and other times it drops down to the Low marker almost completely. I have no clue what is wrong at this point, any ideas?

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Friday, May 18th, 2007 AT 6:59 PM

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  • Rudpro
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Sounds like the voltage regulator in the alternator is bad. Take the alternator in to get it tested.

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Friday, May 18th, 2007 AT 8:35 PM
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Correction, your car has an external voltage regulator. Replace it.

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Friday, May 18th, 2007 AT 8:38 PM

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