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Date: Sep 16, 2012
Voltage
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Recently my voltage gradually fluctuates between 13+ and 8 volts. I was in a long line of traffic in the heat last weekend, (sitting at entrance to Olcott),  so I periodically shut the car off. At one point, my battery was dead, (INSERT PROFANITY!),  when I tried to restart. After a jump, the voltage was back at 13+ and the battery was fine.
Also, I have a Mark viii fan.
Could this be the alternator failing or is my battery on the way out?



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fluctuates with the car running? or off?

if running, Im guessing the alt or regulator

if when off, battery

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Frank it sounds a lot like your voltage regulator is on it's way out. It is part of the Alternator, so I'd say it's a good bet to replace the Alternator.

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thanks all, I appreciate it.

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Frank. I think the whole engine needs to be replaced. I can swap you for my LS motor and repair yours. LOL!!! Hey, I tried.

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Sounds like a good deal Matt!

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