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I was curious if anyone has ordered an alternator from them and had an issue with it right out of the box. I ordered one for my 2000 Honda Civic put it on and it worked great for the first two cranks of the engine. I didnt test drive the car right after since it was late. I drove it today and seen the voltage gauge was reading around 13 volts. I was alittle concerned but drove the car to meet friends for lunch and then to my girlfriends house. When I pulled in her neighborhood i saw the voltage around 12.6 which I just assumed the car was in low voltage mode since these civics do that. I stepped on the gas which will normally raise it back up and it jumped but went right back down. SomI turned the parking lights on which has always triggered it to go back up and it still wouldn't. So when I went to leave several hours later I cranked the car and its at battery voltage so I drove it home under only battery voltage and put my multimeter on it to verify its not charging and it isn't. No battery light ever came on and it wasnt til I got it home shut it off and recranked it to pull it in the garage did i see the battery light and it was super dim. I'm concerned since I have already had issue getting them on the phone while I was waiting for it to be built and shipped, and now the damn thing doesn't even work and they are 3000 miles away from me. I have to wait until tomorrow to call and hopefully get ahold of someone.

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To me, sounds like the voltage regulator is shit. Do you hear any noises, or see anything "off" when looking at the alt with the car on?

Its lookin like she isn't even turning on :( I was gonna mention the ELD bypass, but even turning on the lights doesnt do anything.


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On 5/8/2011 at 7:35 PM, 'Maxim' said:

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Nope no noises and nothing looks off. I was thinking the voltage regulator myself. I guess I just have concerns since I have had a hard time contacting them before I even got it and was told it would ship on a monday and it wound up being shipped the following friday when I finally got ahold of someone on the phone. I was told they were very busy and understaffed. This thing is a bitch to get on and off so the last thing I wanted to have to do is pull it off and send it back. Oh well such is life, lol.

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And try this: measure your voltage at the alternator if possible. Positive to the positive stud on the alt. Negative to the alt casing

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That's no good. I never had an issue with mine in the 1.5 years and two vehicles I've had it. Have you contacted them yet? I'd call them.


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Confirm the alt plug is well... Plugged in. I've seen it wiggle loose a time or two

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Yeah I unplugged it and plugged it back in. I've called twice already and can't get no one to answer so I left a message. It worked great for the first 30 minutes then when I went to leave yesterday I noticed my voltage gauge reading around 13 volts and now its not doing anything.

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Guest DC Power Kyle

That's extremely weird you're having no battery light and low voltage. Any time a regulator fails or detects something is wrong it throws a battery light. Do you have a clamp meter to test if the alternator is putting out amperage?

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