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Old March 30th, 2020, 22:45   #11
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Central kansas

I hooked leads from meter to alternator hot out, to battery positive post. Set meter in front of windshield started car and started turning electrical loads on, one by one. Meter readings came up a little then stayed stable, well below .5 V. Then switched leads to the case on the alternator to battery negative post, then repeated the same, you could see the voltage add up, each time I turned something on, reading above .5 but not over 1. Had I disabled car from starting, then just cranked the engine over, I'd bet it would have been over the 1 volt easy. I had looked at that ground cable, looked great, of course I had already reinstalled the air cleaner, so I just added another cable from engine block to body ground. That fixed my issue. It made a believer out of me, for not trusting a cable, wire or the terminals by what they look like. Next time I take out the air cleaner, I will cut the insulation off to look at it inside, be cause I'm very interested on what I'll find.
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