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alternator putting out wayyy to many amps

11-14-2007, 06:48 PM
Hi folks
I have a 87 ford E 350 ambulance I'v disconnected the extras a couple of years ago,what started a couple of days ago as a squealing belt(I put dressing on the belt to stop the squealing) and dancing gages has grown into a problem of my 160 amp alternator putting out close to 200 amps,the volt Gage is showing 14/15.And they are still dancing. The harness coming up under the seat gets rather warm.I have a externally regulator mounted under the dash inside of the Van.Any words would be appreciated .

11-15-2007, 08:09 PM
Put a voltage meter on the battery and check the voltage. I think your voltage regulator is going bad.
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11-15-2007, 10:45 PM
thanks rhandwar
I will do that asap.Another thing that I did notice ,when turn on the lights the amp meter really spikes up.
thanks again

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