<VV> Re: 66 Monza Electrical question

Dave Keillor dkeillor at tconcepts.com
Mon Nov 26 13:00:03 EST 2007

It could be a shorted diode in the alternator.  With only one bad diode,
the alternator will often appear to be working when you measure the
charging voltage, but will produce an amp or so of dark current when the
car is shut off.

Dave Keillor

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Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 11:51 AM
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Subject: <VV> Re: 66 Monza Electrical question

Many thanks to all who offered advice and suggestions on my electrical
problem.  I determined (with the helpful advice of your responses) that
alternator and voltage regulator were functioning properly.  I found
the system was pulling 11.5 volts with the doors closed and the ignition
off.  Must have a short or other fault somewhere.  Because the weather
pretty miserable this weekend, I opted for a quick disconnect at the
battery.  That will have to hold my daughter over until the weather
and I can chase down the source of the problem.

Thanks again for all the help!

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