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Old 08-03-2009, 05:47 PM
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Can any one help me with this lil problem i have a 79 dodge power wagon witha 383 and I have a 100 amp alt, my problem is that my ampmeter is almost at a pos. 60 befor i replaced my voltage regulater every time i hit the gas the needle on the ampmeter would hit 60 plus but with out the gas it just sits at 0 (in the middle) so I replaced the volt. reg. and now after starting shock it reads 40-50 positive is that regular can anyone tell me what a ampmtere should read while engine running. my volt meter reads 14.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:51 AM
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My experience with those older Chryslers, is that the amp gauge do tend to bounce around a lot....Does it read 14 volts when you rev it up too?

I had a 77 van......the alternator was missing one of those little insulating washers one time, causing it to overcharge, but the voltage went way up...
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:20 PM
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Have it checked at the alternator or battery. Those dash amp gauges are not very reliable.
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