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Old 03-13-2005, 03:07 PM
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Hey everyone.I am still having problems with my 1965 Impala.The battery keeps dieing out.I cant figure it out.I used to think that it was dieing when I let it sit overnight and I thought I had a short somewhere.But I charged the battery up and let the car sit for 3 days and it started up good.The battery goes dead after 3 or 4 times of starting it.So I bought a new battery and it did the same thing.I replaced the voltage regulator and the alternator.I am thinking that the alternator I bought might be no good but I cant figure it out.If anyone has an idea of could be wrong please reply.Thanks
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Old 03-13-2005, 04:17 PM
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Use a depth mike to see if you need standard or shallow ring groove. Or measure the original ring. Tell your parts man the dimensions. Beware, there is also a Metric ring set used in later model Chevys.
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Can you take the alternator and have it checked somewhere? Also,does it drain the battery just sitting? If so you definitely have a drain somewhere. When you stated you were starting it 3 or 4 times and then it is dead,is that just starting and running? or are you able to cruise it. Just starting it and running it should not do that. Is the belt in good shape. I know that is simple,but sometimes it is the simple things that cause the gremlins. When you unhook the battery from the positive side does it arc? That is a sure sign of something drawing current.

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More than once, I have seen a slipping belt cause this type of problem.

Also, your wiring is 40 years old, maybe a lot of the current is being lost in those old wires and not getting back to the battery. What is the voltage at the battery with the engine running?
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:55 PM
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Yes I am able to drive it.But then when I **** the car off and drive it again it will only start 1 more time after that and then die.I thought it was dying over night while it was sitting.But I let it sit for 3 days straight and it started right up.I went back out later that day and it turned over but then it dies out.The belts are all brand new.So is the battery and Alt.I cannot figure it out.
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:56 PM
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Yes I am able to drive it.But then when I shut the car off and drive it again it will only start 1 more time after that and then die.I thought it was dying over night while it was sitting.But I let it sit for 3 days straight and it started right up.I went back out later that day and it turned over but then it dies out.The belts are all brand new.So is the battery and Alt.I cannot figure it out.
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