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UPDATE: Why can I drop my engine faster than I can replace the alternator?

The car was dieing on me and I'm only getting about 11 volts at the battery, so I swap out alternators yesterday. Not my first time, but I had forgotten what a pain in the ass it was. Why can I drop the engine faster?

Anyway, I figure I'm good to go and take her for a spin. Get a mile from the house and it starts to sputter, then slowly die on me. She starts right back up and I bring her home.

Just to make sure everyone knows I'm having a problem, it starts to do a few small backfires, then a big one. Everyone looks at me like I'm the village idiot. Well, I felt like one.

I checked the fuel pump relays and they were cool, as was the fuse. Maybe swap out my MSD for the stock box to eliminate that. Next I'll check voltage at the battery (its new), then start looking at grounds and follow the pos lug off the alternator to see where it goes and check voltage off that. Anybody know where it goes to?

I hate electrical problems...

Last edited by A930Rocket; 12-28-2008 at 11:22 AM..
Old 12-27-2008, 01:09 PM
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