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Old 12-25-2006, 03:49 PM   #1
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The installer said that my gauges were fluctuating, and he is correct. I didn't have that problem before the engine swap. If I use the turn signal or even step on the brake, the ammeter drops a little. I have recently replaced the alternator, so it should be good, any suggestions?
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Guess what I would suggest.
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hotrod....you should think about coming to the meet that is in Pitt in 5 days and we can take a look at the car
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Ted...you are going to suggest checking both ends of all battery cables for good connection and cleanliness.
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Check the connections on the alternator too - make sure they are tight and clean. Disconnect the negative battery terminal before you mess with the alternator
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Check the connections on the alternator too - make sure they are tight and clean. Disconnect the negative battery terminal before you mess with the alternator
This is one of the battery cable ends and as Cheetah mentions... always disonnect the neg cable before doing any cable work.
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I replaced the power cable leading to the power center and I cleaned the other. After test driving it, I see no difference in the way the gauges react. They still pulsate on turn signal or a brake pedal depression.
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Read your other topic with my advice regarding the ground cables.
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Hey '93 SLE, where and when is the meet in PGH?
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Hey '93 SLE, where and when is the meet in PGH?
here is the official thread

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=67656

but its Sat the 30th, and we are meeting at the Stadium, and then heading to dinner at the QSL in Cranberry
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