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Whats your deal?

Do the regular thing like, charge it up.

Drive to school. Park?

Expect it to start when class is over?

OK. I can fix that

Dissconect Neg. after you park it.

Of course you will have to reconnect the

cable when you are ready to leave. This works good, for a while.

for more fun, pull the neg. with the engine on and, running.

If it stalls, then there is a likelyhood that you have

a problem. Charging system is not working, and your car will happly run until the bat is out of juice. Damn bats cost bucks but, if you're cheapo lazy rat bastard (like me) you can run alot of trips to school before having to change out the bat with your friends bat. Except if, you need to get around at nite or, play your stereo loud, run the windsheild wipers or, heater fan & cigar lighter. Then, you are S.O.L. Ultimately, you need to service the charging system. Check for looose wires. There is a wire that runs from the block to the alt (you do have the alternator instead of the dynamo?) pretty soon it all gets confusing and, its time to start swapping things out (alternator, voltage regulator, radiator and brake lines) each time finish up by assembling a skate board with the left over hardware from each swap. Use masking tape an mark it all up with various letters and positives or, negatives

(like : D+, B-, -43, etc.)

If you do find that you need a new alternator and are not trying to be period (.) correct then, I heartly reccomend upgrading to an internally regulated alternator. Then, you may toss the old external regulator in the trash or at a politician, dog, whatever. Most important thing is DON't short a wrench accross the terminals man.... pull the neq. cable first. I found a new religion that way once..

And, don't forget wear sunscreen.

Good luck

John McA

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When the engine is running, the voltage spike can damage a otherwise good alternator or regulator or both.

You either have a dead batt cell or a draw on the system.

Have a simple batt test done..

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Charge battery, then do a load test; that will tell you about the battery. Reinstall the battery and check for a current draw; that will tell you about the load. Run the engine and measure the battery voltage with a DVM; that will tell you about the charging system.

Never disconnect either battery cable with the engine running.

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