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Old 10-14-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hi guys I have a 97 Bonnie and i have a couple of things hooked up to it that i think is draining my battery. Every time i come to a stop everything dims out and my amp cuts out. I have A 9" dash tv,15" flip tv, dvd player, amp and audio modulator on the car. I just bought a new battery and its still the same problem. I was wondering do you guys have any suggestion. Do i need a high performance alternator?
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from the sound of ur problem, its definately the alternator
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Id say... get a better alternator and get a large cap or another battery to run all your components... thats alot of stuff....
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i tryed to hook up another battery but i dont know how do you?. And if i did would the alternator charge both of them
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just run a power wire like you would for a amp to the pos side of the second battery. then ground the second battery to the body. Run all your electronics off the second batt. yes the alt will charge both batteries. A second battery acts like a capaciator
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If you have the stock [105amp] alternator.. you really have waaaay too much stuff running off that sucker.. its almost pushing it running the factory stuff! [at least on mine].

1993 SLE: Lets say you have a 900CCA battery, what would that equate to in farads [for caps]?


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Thanks guys, I just bought an New 140 amp alternator and that wasnt the problem so i took the old battery i had and hooked it up like you guys said....... and guess what ......... IT WORKED. THANKS ALOT. Theres no place like Home LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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