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Battery or normal?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NegroTundra, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 22, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    NegroTundra

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    Quick question....I've noticed that sometimes when starting out in first gear (I have a manual) and I lug the engine just a tad, the headlights will dim pretty significantly. I'm wondering if the battery I have is slightly underpowered for the V6. It is a fairly new Interstate Megatron II 550 Cold Cranking Amps / 690 Cranking Amps.

    Reason I ask is when I do the same thing on my daily driver Hyundai 4 cylinder the lights do not dim at all.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Normal. Alternator driving electical power and the slower speed of the alternator is causing the light dimming. I had the same thing on my 2000 2.7L.
     
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