I just measured the voltage of the battery with key off and it is 12.7. Then with engine running 14.5.
Then I tested 3 of my other vehicles and I got real close results.
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14.5 does not sound that high from an altenator. Does it increase with RPM's?
I would suspect it may increase voltage while you are running faster than idle. I would check that. Another option is they could have overserviced the battery, however that is very unlikely.
When the battery is being overcharged, usually there is a very stong sour egg smell. If your tests results show the altenator is not over charging, then you may have a bad battery. Either way, the warrenty's on both should easy the pocket book.
called the battery manufacturer and they said it was probably a little over full and that it ran out and leveled off and I opened the caps on top and it was at a normal level now and it didnt overflow after I drove for 2 hrs today. And also the alternator keeps the same voltage at higher rpms. Thats what the voltage regulator is for right?So I'm guessing its not the alternator nor a bad battery since it hasn't overflowed again :)
Monday, July 24th, 2006 AT 10:26 PM