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what are the symtoms of a bad voltage regulator?

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Old 07-27-2011, 09:19 PM
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what are the symtoms of a bad voltage regulator?

i have been chasing my tail around trying to figure out whats wrong with my electrical system and it all seems to check out

what happens when the voltage regular goes bad?
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Over or undercharging. Instead of putting out a consistent 13-14 volts, it can shoot up to 18, or go down to 11 or 12 volts. If it overcharges, it could hurt your battery. Undercharging will not allow your alternator to keep up with demands, like headlights, heater blower, wipers, and so on, and drain your battery.
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well that explains everything, thank you very much!
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