1961 falcon

Asked by Sep 07, 2017 at 01:01 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When turning my falcon on it sometimes don't
won't to start, tested the battery and it's good, I put
some jumper cables on it and it starts up? Is the
generator going bad and could that be the problem
or???any help is greatly appreciated

2 Answers

104,085

If the battery test good then it could be your cables, the post and terminals ends need to be shiney clean, none of that black corrosion, you can use a simple volt meter to check the generators voltage output, somewhere around 13.8 volts engine running. Really depends on where the voltage regulator is set.

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If it starts when u jump it, u have a weak battery or dirty battery cables or terminals. Clean all connections and make sure they're tight. Take battery to ur local auto parts store and get it tested. They'll do it free of charge

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