Okay, I checked the alternator today. It does put out power. I am getting a reading 0f 11.90-12 volts, at the alternators terminal.
So while spinning, the alternator is producing power. Only problem is that it is not transferring the power to keep the engine running via the distributor. Only the battery is powering the distributor while engine is running.
I checked fuses. Nothing blown.
So besides bad cables, what else could be the problem?
And BTW, if the battery terminals where to be corroded/bad, then how would that impair the alternator's ability to power the engine distributor? Would it just impair the ability to charge the battery?
My problem is that the alternator on its own won't power the distributor to keep the engine running. It's ability to charge up the battery is just a side-effect I believe. If alternator cannot get power to keep engine running, it won't be able to charge battery reguardless. Right?
Thanks for all the info so far everyone.
Saturday, March 14th, 2009 AT 6:42 PM