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Old 04-20-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
dharrington1974
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Unhappy charging system problems 89 tracker

alt show's 100% output but when i turn light's,radio,heater alt start's squealing and output drop's to 0%. I turn everything off and squealing stop's and output is a 100% again. i assume it is the alt. but guy at schmuck's said it could still be the battery. replacing the alt cost's more then the battery but only want to replace what is broken.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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I would have to say alternator. If the belts spinning on the pulley, you'll get the squeaking noise. However a bad alternator may have junked your battery. Happened to me on my old 240sx. Replaced battery twice before I replaced the alternator. Not sure if that fixed it tho, blew the motor about a week later.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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Had the same issue with my eclipse. Its a bad pully/bearing on the alternator. Had to go through 4 remans before i got one that worked. See if you can get a "new" one if its not too expensive.
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