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Old 10-10-2002, 01:14 AM
supermech2001 supermech2001 is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: oakland ca usa
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In my opinion its best to have the starting and charging system checked out the proper way. A VAT 40 or eqivalent tester will tell you a lot about your problem.Start off with a fully charged battery..load test it for 15 seconds,record your readings,disable the vehicle so it wont start but will still crank..check your starter draw,record your readings,now enable the vehicle for starting and start it up to 2000 to 2200 rpm and load the system to get your alternator output,record your readings.I think that somewhere in the test you will find your problem..should save you a lot of money in changing parts the hit/miss method.If you have no VAT 40 or equivalent then any good automotive repair facility will have one on hand.
Hope that this helps
1992 300Ce
84,900 miles
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