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Old 10-29-2007, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Is my alternator going out?

While driving last night, I noticed the headlights would momentarilly dim slightly, and brighten in synch with the dash lights.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is my alternator going out?

Yup sounds like the voltage regulator is going out. I would bust out the voltmeter to confirm this.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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Yup sounds like the voltage regulator is going out. I would bust out the voltmeter to confirm this.
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I had similar symptoms, but mine was worst. The headlights and dash lights would keep dimming until I gunned the truck. After I changed the alternator, the problem was solved.
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: Is my alternator going out?

Thanks, gotta call the parts guy now.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:06 PM   #5
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also... check your battery connection as well. When I had the alternator changed... I still minor electrical issues. I actually had a on/off knob thingy on my battery terminal. But after I removed it and directly connected the wires to the battery, all remaining issues were solved.
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