1.7 gas in a1981 rabbit. Just had the alternator rebuilt due to some bad ground issues. Replaced the grounds and just put in a new charged battery. Am getting a reading of 13.46 at the battery. (13.8 at the alternator) I think the alternator is a 55 amper. My question is is this enough voltage to sustain a charge in the battery? I expected to see + 14 volts. I have a couple of grounds and leads yet to clean up. Could these be causing some of it?
I would replace the power cables from the alternator to the battery, as you are dropping a half a volt. That is if you have replaced the negative cables from the battery to the frame, then from the frame to the engine/tranny.
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