my car was in a shop for more than a month, could it be the alternator?
if i unplug the positive first the car dies instantly. ill try disconecting the negative first thing tomorrow and ill post what happens.mifesto said:well probably but best way to check if your alternator is dead is start the car w/ the battery. then remove the battery and see if the alternator can hold the power during idle.
two very cheap 10s putting out about 200 watts each, i think thats not enough to drain the battery, i had that for over a year now with no problems at allHokiesup said:What kind of electronic mods do you have?
disconnecting either wire will break the closed circuit... yeah it does sound like the alternator is dead. another method i read was by connecting a volt meter (to the battery i think?) and check if the voltage climbs up as your revs increase. if it doesnt, your alternator is shot.SupraPunk said:if i unplug the positive first the car dies instantly. ill try disconecting the negative first thing tomorrow and ill post what happens.
SupraPunk said:i got a new battery, started the car, left it idling for 5 minutes, disconnected the positive terminal and the car died, that means the alternator is dead right?
i saw that posted in a thread so i tried doing it, i dont know jak shit about electricity and voltage and all that stuff, but when the shop was testing both alternators it was below 12.6. so lets see what the new alternator does but they mentioned something about a possible relay failure, ill post the outcome, stay tunedmydawgsupra94tt said:lol, are you fuc.... for real??????????????? who told you to do that?? unfuc........ real, lol,
with the car running check the voltage across batt. terminals, it should be between
13-14v depending on the charged state of the batt.(at idle), then turn all the consumers on and recheck the voltage-if it drops below 12.6 your alternator is shot,
if not then it means you have a parasitic draw someplace, i've found blower motor relay sticky in couple of supras so as to give you heads up, Rob NJ.