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Old 07-07-2005, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by G-Benz
You may not be able to swap out the reg on your alternator...I had to get a reman (about $250 back then) when mine went out.

I too measured 17.5V. In my case, the battery was venting, and I could smell (and feel in my eyes) the acid in the air as I drove.

The next step would have been the battery exploding! Fortunately, I stopped driving it that day until I could swap out the alternator...
Thats why I held off saying to just get a regulator...not being familiar with his year and model to know if they are like the early ones or not.

If its doable its an easy fix...if not he needs ot swap the whole thing...but the root of the problem is the regulator.
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