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Old 11-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Excessive Amps as ahown on amp meter

I have recently noticed that my amp meter is showing amp values at least three quarters over in the high side of the gauge. Other than a defective voltage regulator, is there any thing else to check.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Could have a shorted battery, or one that is just bad and won't take charge causing the ALT to want to charge more. Jim
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This needs to be double checked, it could be as you surmised a faulty gauge or you could have a short some place that is causing a problem.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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What amp meter are you talking about? Is it the one in the dash panel for the alternator? If so then take a real close look at it and also check your owners manual and make that is not a voltmeter. It is normal for an alternator to put out 14.2 volts which would be three quarter deflection.
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