Battery Voltage while running
Went out to start my car this morning and it didn't start. Wouldn't turn over. Well thinking nothing about it I jumped it and drove it to town thinking it would charge. Started fine at the gas station but after sitting for about 2 hrs it refused to start again. The battery is brand new. I'm thinking the alternator is shot. I checked the voltage at the battery with a voltmeter and while running it is only like 12.4-12.7 volts. Seems low to me. Shouldn't it be like 14-15 volts. Oh by the way the car has only sat for about a week prior to starting it for the first time. Any help before I head out to by a new alternator?
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