- May 4, 2009
Ok so im in the market for a new alternator, my problem is that i have a crappy napa remanufactured alternator that doesnt charge. Unless my car sits overnight when i start it up my volts never go above 10.5v-11v until i rev the car up to 4k in which time the volts jump to 13-14v. I was told that i have to do this each time i start the car in order to "excite the alternator". Well im sick of doing this and frankly its annoying, i never had this problem with my OEM alternator. Another problem im facing is when im driving and come to a complete stop my volts fall between 10-11v and the car goes lean and shakes terribly until i start moving again then the volts jump back to 13-14v and A/F steadys out. would an OEM or galant alternator fix my problem? i also plan on putting a 10" sub and 500watt amp in the car in the future. Any help to resolve this annoying problem would be appreciated.