1985 Pontiac Firebird V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 60000 miles
Hello, This is my third alternator in this car. I had it replaced when I first bought the car because it died one day and I was told it was not charging the battery. The second time I had it replaced because I was getting very low readings on the gauge in the dash ( I know the gauge is not totally accurate it may be off 5 volts or so ) and I replaced that one because it stopped charging my battery again causing a dead battery. I decided to put one on my own and I bought a 108 amp thinking my mechanic was putting the wrong one. It started working perfectly but now I am noticing low readings again and it has been perhaps 2 months since it was replaced last time. Just like the two past occurences. Someone told me I may have a short and I did some testing and I think I found a short in the CTSY WD circuit but even after removing the fuse it will give me low readings. Not to mention that also this is the second time in less than a year that I had to replace the ignition module in this car. Battery cables look good and I have replaced the coil, rotor, cap and capacitor in the distributor not to mention new spark plug wires also so I am lost. Can you tell me what I can do to find out whats wrong and prevent for this to happen again?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 9:58 AM