1983 dodge power ram w150, severely Overcharging, WHY
I have a 1983 dodge power ram w150. New battery, alternator, voltage regulator (2nd). Battery is Severely Overcharging. have owem cked green ground - no short - have volt cked red lead to reg-start circuit - volts same as batt w/ ignition on. New ground cable installed -- please help with additional idea or test Thanks, Dale
Check the voltage at the battery with the engine idling. It should be around 14.5. If it is and the battery is not gassing you're fine. You can smell a gassing battery just by sniffing around it. Usually an overcharging condition is caused by a bad battery connection or a bad alternator connection. If you're truck is equipped with a charging system indicator light be sure the bulb isn't burned out. Also check the connections at the ignition switch, ballast resistor, and distributor. HTH. -Jim
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