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In Car Alternator Testing Updated

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How to Test an Alternator
Diagnosing Alternator Problems, how to test an alternator, how to test alternator voltage output, how to test voltage drop, how to test a failed battery or alternator, how to test and troubleshoot an alternator problem, how to test an alternator with a multimeter, Does your car not start, do you have dim headlights or interior lights, does the starter sound weak when start the engine, or does your car die sitting overnight? This video will show you a few ways to test your alternator to see if it is bad, is going bad or is good. A good alternator will show a charge at around 14.2-14.7v while the car is running and under an electrical load it wont drop below 13v. Here is a great multimeter for under $20: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O1X65A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789& creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001O1X65A&linkCode=as2&tag=chri0e2-20&linkId= DQXKJ44LE7TL32CR Test your Battery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COJr7OB23Hw Check for Parasitic Draw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5FJDgcdii8 Top 10 Mistakes Car Owners Make https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkn-K2noClw ***If the video was helpful, please give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. Leave any questions or comments below and I will answer them as well.** Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFixed Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





Diagnosing Alternator Problems - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ I got together with my friends from BBB Industries on this one, we managed to put together a pretty comprehensive step by step on what to do if you suspect an alternator issue. Take the time to go through these steps the next time you suspect a bad alternator and you just may save yourself a trip to the auto parts store. http://www.bbbind.com/ --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Alternator Diode Testing
How to test an alternator for a bad diode. For more on alternator diode testing click on the "Videos" tab on my website (www.scannerdanner.com) under Section 1 lecture video series. This is a case study on a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica where the speedometer read 20 mph while sitting still.





How to test for bad alternator. Internal shorts etc
Solution to a very hard to diagnose issue on a 99 Honda Civic. The issue can be found on any car and here is the solution. Here are the facts to help you diagnose if the below is the same for you: Battery - good and tested by autoparts store Alternator - good and tested by autoparts store (outputs 14v when car is running) When testing amperage from + battery post to + battery cable, NO current draw is found. The mystery here is why the battery is draining. Since no relay/circuit is showing a draw, the draw is occuring from wiring not included in the large harness that powers all of the components inside your car, and in the engine bay. The only cable that hooks up avoiding this is the cable that the alternator uses to charge the battery. With car engine off, Test the battery's voltage after charging and disconnecting the cable coming from the alternator. You should have over 12v. Keep the meter on the battery, and then reconnect the cable from the alternator. If the voltage drops, and keeps dropping over a period of minutes, you have a bad alternator. Even though it may charge, it has an internal short and needs to be REPLACED. I hope this helps everyone figure out this mystery issue that can occur from time to time.





Testing For Current Drain That Runs Down Car Battery
When your car battery runs down when the car is just parked and won't start the car after a few days, most people assume it's a short circuit. Shorts tend to fix themselves by melting things, it's probably a current drain. You can find out with an inexpensive multimeter with a DC Amp Scale. http://www.ifitjams.com/circuit.htm





How To Check A Charging System - EricTheCarGuy
How To Check A Charging System - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Well this is by request and is a companion to checking a battery so I think I'll post it as a response to that video. I try to make things easy for you and I think this test fits the bill, you can even use the same tester or just a regular DVOM which is something I think you should have if you are serious about working on cars, I hope to do an entire series on using one of these so be sure to have one. As always thanks for watching and subscribing. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How To Perform a Parasitic Draw Test - EricTheCarGuy
http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ This video has been a long timing coming and is one of the most requested things I get is about batteries going dead overnight so I'm very happy to finally bring you this video about the process of finding a parasitic draw which is a small drain on a battery above 50ma when the vehicle is shut off. Once you find the right fuse(s) the next step is to trace the components involved in that circuit till you find the source of the draw, you first start with a wiring diagram to give you an idea of where to start looking and then start unplugging things in that circuit to isolate the cause, it's quite scientific really a simple process of elimination. Here is a link to BBB's site that you can use to look up wiring diagrams for your application. http://www.bbbind.com/tech_database.html Good luck and if you have anymore questions check the database on my website and if you don't find what you're looking for there then post your question to my forum, here's a link. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Be safe, have fun, and stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How to Test and Troubleshoot an Alternator Problem
Car won't charge? Don't pay a mechanic! Learn how to diagnose an automobile no-charge condition by performing simple battery load and alternator field tests using a multimeter, plus tips and advice for all levels of auto repair experience. Sponsored by BBB Industries - makers of premium alternators and starters that meet or exceed OE form, fit and function. http://www.BBBind.com Related Videos... How to Remove & Replace an Alternator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM4LbGDCZn0 How to Use a Multimeter to Troubleshoot Common Problems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDy9-lGNeQM How to Inspect Auto Belts & Pulleys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuyDbH-diSc Eric the Car Guy is an ASE-certified Master Technician based in Cincinnati, Ohio.





How to Check Your Starting and Charging System
Learn how to test your car's starting and charging system. Go to http://www.autozone.com/autozone/electrical/rotating-electrical-systems.jsp to learn more about your starting and charging system. Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com





Bad Battery or Bad Alternator, how to tell the difference (Brief Version) - Auto Information Series
This video will briefly explain how to tell if you have a bad auto battery or bad alternator. Detailed info about bad batteries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rVt-TDqmSc How to repair your alternator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9koQlrsYLU How to purchase a used battery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnATaEnHaXE Other starting issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiPAPu-K8OI How to test your starter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKQP6xTocPE





How to Test and Find a Parasitic Battery Drain (Key Off)
Is something darining your car's battery? Don't pay a mechanic! Use a multimeter and these step-by-step instructions to perform voltage drop tests to isolate the circuit that is draining your car's battery. Includes troubleshooting tips and advice for all levels of auto repair experience. Sponsored by BBB Industries - makers of premium alternators and starters that meet or exceed OE form, fit and function. http://www.BBBind.com Related Video: How to Use a Multimeter to Troubleshoot Common Problems http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDy9-lGNeQM Eric the Car Guy is an ASE-certified Master Technician based in Cincinnati, Ohio.





Battery & Alternantor testing
There are many different methods and tools to test a battery and alternator. Here are just some of the ways.





How Alternators Work Part 1, Rotors & Voltage regulators
http://alternatorparts.com/ How alternators work part one, voltage regulators and how rotors use them





CAR ALTERNATORS - How they work / rebuild / fix / repair
Please note..WHEN I MENTION "NO RESISTANCE" I MEAN NO CONTINUITY...SORRY FOR CONFUSION...How to rebuild a GM alternator . Easy step by step.. Also don't forget to watch my other videos on how to test an alternator while its still on the car..and how an alternator works video..also please subscribe to be updated on future videos.. Thanks!!





how to test your car alternator power efficiency using a multimeter
check your alternator charging efficiency before saying that your battery is dead. a simple test to do ,just follow instructions on this video.





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