How can you tell if the alternator quits working

Asked by Feb 16, 2017 at 03:49 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You can check at the battery with a digital multi-meter set on DCV. With the vehicle running check at the battery, it should show anywhere from 13.8 to 14.7 DCV.

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Otherwise the DCV will just show battery voltage. A fully charged battery is 12.7 DCV.

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