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Old 09-01-2006, 04:24 PM   #31
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Thanks again for all your help guys, this is a great forum for all us bonnie lovers out there! Anyways, after some careful debating I think im gonna take it in and get it all fixed up and hopefully be back on the road in no time. Ill let you know the outcome of my little adventure, have a good weekend!
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If so it was all the way to the right in the red hovering by the 18. If its something else then im not sure. Is that what your talking about?
It'* toast. Take it in and have it tested, if you like, but the voltage regulator problerm may be intermittent. Modern voltage regs are just a microchip and just switch current on and off. Perhaps the chip just fails when it heats up.

I'd say it'* alternator time, unless you have an alternator repair shop around you that will replace the voltage regulator (I do).
I was just planning to get a new one as it is. I try to keep my car as well maintained as possible, I cant believe the mechanics didnt say anything to me though last time I was in for an oil change (2 weeks ago) about my battery leaking. Bunch of bastids!
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Your battery probably wasn't leaking. If it was... I doubt it would have been working.

Your problem started when that gauge pegged at 18V and you didn't notice...and didn't take immediate action.
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Hey guys, I wanna thank you again for all your help and advice. Turns out I learned something after all! I replaced the battery the car started nice but I immediatly looked at the voltmeter (thanks to bill for directing my attention to it) and it was reading high again
-18- So I then turned the car off and took out the alternator and took it to autozone where they hooked it up and it wouldnt even give them a reading it was so bad. So replaced the alternator with the new battery and now my beloved bonne is back on the road, cheers!

- And I was considering getting rid of it!
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Now that it is all said and done, I would have ot say maybe this is the best thing that could have happened (since nobody got hurt). These things should be replaced together anyway. A weak battery will kill a new alternator quick; a weak alternator will kill a new battery quick. Overall, your car rocks again!
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Indeed it does!
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Good going Bill another great analysis, most forgot about that voltmeter (non-supercharged) on the dash, But not you Bill - you remembered. But just an advise, I use an Optima Battery they are the best and an alternator, I would use a Direct GM part and not a store bought one that has been remanufactured, never know bout those. When buying an Alternator make sure you buy a BRAND NEW Alternator not a reman. Due to the fact that remans may not use all new parts in them but who knows.


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Allow me to ask the easy question.

If the car is not supercharged, you should have a voltmeter in the cluster on the dash. What was the voltage reading, the day or so leading up to the explosion.

If the car is supercharged...then you have a boost gauge and the above question doesn't apply, because you don't have a voltmeter to reference.
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