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Old 12-23-2003, 12:31 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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You probably have some bad diodes in the alternator, causing low output. The alternator in my 220D did this, total output was 4 amps when I had it tested. Not the only thing wrong with it, either, but that was why I took it in.

Peter
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