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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2004 Monaco Signature 44' Conquest. Detroit 60