2003 Mazda Tribute 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles
The alternator appears to not be working. The battery voltage with the engine off is 12.7 volts. When started the voltage jumps to 12.9 volts then quickly returns to 12.7v.
The battery warning light is not on when the vehicle is running. When I turn the ignition to the on position without starting the battery lights comes on for a fraction of a second then disappears. The other lights stay on but not this one.
I have checked the alternator fuse in the engine compartment fuse box and it's OK. The battery cables are all clean and the connections are tight.
Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 11:41 PM