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Old 02-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Okay so, the alternator is fine.... Could my battery have an internal issue even though its pumping out proper voltage?
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yes. old batteries can have the right voltage but drain very quickly. replace your battery.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #87 (permalink)
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If the battery is bad it might drop to like 10-11 volts overnight...
just barley enough to fire it up, then act funny while running.
Seems like you really need to go top to bottom to figure it out
check wiring, did i hear something about ecu problems ?????

i hope its the battery

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Old 02-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Okay so, the alternator is fine.... Could my battery have an internal issue even though its pumping out proper voltage?
chya sounds like you got dry cells. You can open them fill them back up with distilled water, close and charge, but i honestly havnt had the best luck with that. they always leak after the charge. I might be over filling though.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #89 (permalink)
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New battery, and it still dies down as soon as I press the brake or turn the lights on.... What wires should I be checking?

EDIT: Really stumped on what the heck could be causing this. The battery is new, alternator was tested and fine, car starts up great, battery voltage great, but as soon as I use any sort of power when idling, my RPMs drop significantly and the car tries bogging out untill I turn the lights off or take my foot off the brake.... Starting to get so frustrated...

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #90 (permalink)
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I'd be looking at your idle air control at this point, truning your headlights on increases altrnator load on the engine requiring and idle up from your IAC, so does pressing the brake pedal, if you pump it rapidly while idleing your idle speed will increase slightly to compensate. Pull your brake booster vacuume line off to make a big vacuume leak, start the car and turn on the headlights, if your IAC is bad the Gianormous vacuume leak should compensate and let your motor keep running.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Yep, it's worth a shot. But not a sure thing if you need a new one.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #92 (permalink)
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altenator is a pain in the ass to take out....most ppl say take off the axle...dont waste ur time taking off the axle....just remove the rear engine mount and wiggle the alternator out and pull it up from the intake side.(just remember to put the mount back)..thats how i got mines out in my d.a....dam im always late...diagnose the alternator by having the car idle..remove the postive off the batt...if it dies 100% ur alt is bad..if it stays on..ur battery is toasted...well ur already and probably have it out by now...problem after problem ay....thats how it is when u love the car too much...
geezer, bro, you can't do this to modern electronic alternators. If you pull the battery cable you can fry not only alternator electronics but other computer operating systems. Those days are gone, now = multimeter.
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If you give hold it at 2000rpms or even 2500rpms and use power will the rpms drop as it does at idle?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:37 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Ghaaaa.

Just started reading this thread although I saw when it started. It is like reading a suspense novel but having the pages handed to you one at a time. Good luck in your quest. Everyone else has been right on do I won't muddy the waters. Just know that we're all rooting for success.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Hey guys! So she's finally up and running smooth (aside from the now very minor power loss when under load).
Got a new battery and she at least runs, re-re-grounded the main relay the other day and that's what allowed her to at least run and drive. I'm freaking stoked, thankyou to absolutely everyone!
I'm still curious about the minor power loss I'm still having, but at least I can finally drive her!!
I'll get some pictures and whatnot today!

Thankyou again everyone!
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thats why were here. the power loss is probably what a lot of us NA guys have. lack of boost. lol
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something still seems very odd here, you can start your car, unplug the battery and drive around without one! Maybe the old one was shorting out or something. Anyways, I would make sure that your charging system is working correctly.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:16 AM   #98 (permalink)
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thats why were here. the power loss is probably what a lot of us NA guys have. lack of boost. lol
What do you mean by that? Lol. Should I be adding Turbo to my car? Lmao. :P
(Uploading pictures to an album) :P
There we go, got some pics. Lol.

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