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Old 11-03-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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ok, i just put a alternator on my SSE about a month ago... today i walked out to go to school and i started it. the Battery gage flies over into the red zone, and the Charging System light came on. the Light is flickering?? my alternator shot already?

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Be careful - don't run the car very long with high voltage. I had a new/used alternator do the same thing to me. You could tell all of the lights were too bright. I believe the voltage regulator was shot.
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when i saw the light, i shut the car off... im not driving it. if the regulator is shot, can that be replaced without having the entire alternator rebuilt?
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put a brand new battery in when i put the last alternator in
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I think the regulator sits on the outside, but I'm not sure if you would be able to find a separate regulator for sale. I've never looked for one.
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I don't think you can find a regulator for that alternator. From what I understand, the last rebuildable alternator was the 97 amp. I would not drive that car either, way too much electronics to be damaged by that much voltage.
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Just remember a bad battery can stress an alternator, and a bad alternator can stress a battery. It'* best to replace them in pairs.
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ok well its workin aright now... i dont know why it wasnt working to begin with for that few days... its charging just fine now???
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Odd......gremlins. Check all your battery cable connections, tighten them, and at the Alt. Just make sure.
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