alright I tested it out. I had the voltmeter on while I started the car:
Before starting: 12.6 volts
Immediately after starting: 16.3 volts
a minute after starting: 15.3 volts
Just to see if other cars ddi this, I tested it on the Bonneville too
Before starting: 12.45 volts
Immediately after starting: 14.5 volts
a minute after starting: 14.3 volts.
I just remember that there was something on www.autos.msn.com
about an alternator "thermister" going bad on these cars. Will that cause this problem or not? I don't even know what a thermister is. lol
Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Ignition Lock Cylinder and the Thermister to the alternator. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $132.13 for parts and $97.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Thermister is estimated at $25.00 for parts and $19.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.