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Alternator not charging.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by liquidtheguy, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Apr 3, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    liquidtheguy

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    Hey guys, I just joined this forum a couple days ago after I bought my first Tacoma about a week ago. A 2006 TRD Sport quad cab. My battery indicator started going on intermittently a couple days ago, and would go off when I revved the engine. Now it's on constantly, so I popped the hold and took my multimeter to the battery. I'm getting about 12.1 with the engine running and off.

    Do you think it's the alternator or is there a fuse I can check?

    If the charging system is dead, I guess I be making a call to the dealership on Monday.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    Sparky4.0

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    quick trip to autozone etc... will tell ya how many amps your alternator is pumpin vs what its rated at.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    liquidtheguy

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    That's a good idea, I'm wondering if it's going to be worth the trip. or just wait until I can take it in since it's still under warranty
     
  4. Apr 3, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    could save you time... the kid at autozone can check it in minutes vs. 1 hr wait or more at the dreaded stealership
     
  5. Apr 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    liquidtheguy

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    ugh, hopefully they are open tomorrow
     
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