1994 Nissan Pathfinder is it the alternator

Tiny
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  • 1994 NISSAN PATHFINDER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 165,000 MILES
All of my dash gauges went flat, the battery light came on, the lights stayed bright although they may have dimmed in the 3 mile drive home.I do not have a volt meter, just a test light. Is it the alternator?
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Saturday, June 21st, 2008 AT 6:07 PM

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Tiny
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The test light will not help you-it doesn't give you the amount of electrical pressure being produce-

Get a voltmeter and measure the battery open voltage-should read 12.4volts or better-then start the vehicle up and read it again with the heater and headlight at high it should be in the range of 14.5 or better-if so the charging system is okay-
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Saturday, June 21st, 2008 AT 6:13 PM

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