1996 Pontiac Firebird V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 114000 miles
My car volts (upon starting the car) seem to be OK. (Around the 14V mark) however, once the car warms up, after time, the volts drop to just below 12. This always happens after driving in traffic. I'm lead to believe this is due to the engine heating up. The volts drop slowly, not abruptly.
The battery barely charges, after running the car in accessory the car will not start due to the battery not being fully charged. The starter will sound to struggle greatly, and after a few attempts will just " click".
I recently replaced my alternator (re-manufactured) and have checked my battery cables / connections to the best of my knowledge. Is this a voltage regulator problem? Bad connections? Bad alternator?
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 11:35 AM