It being unplug could be because you work on the car before or the plug has gona bad and just came loses.ok so today i took my batt to have it charged its a good batt fully charged
i went to pull the altinator and noticed that the green plug was unplugged so i plugged it back in put the fully charged batt on and it started right up
however the batt light stays on now and my idle stays at like 1500 and cold started at like 2000 somthing its like 800 higher then normal and at idle it has a little bounce
i checked the batt w the volt meter and its reading 11 somthing now
Autozone has that 3 in 1 tester tell the associate to scroll through the menu on the screen and have him select the voltmeter and if says that it doesnt have one tell him his full of BS because both Autzone and Oreilly Auto Parts Use the Autometer AUTBVA-200S. I know this for a fact because i worked at oreillys before lol Good working alternator would fluctuate between 13-14 volts while car running anything less than 12v alternator is starting to go, car off battery should stay at ~12.3v-~12.5v if it drops below that the battery has a dead cell.ok so auto zone said my alternator is only putting out 7 volts or amps even when accelerating
I'm not getting power to anything in the car luckily i got it home
before i buy a new alternator is there anything i should check first like grounds or fuses?