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My 89 Dodge Raider has been having some elect. problems lately.

I was out wheeling and noticed my tach had gone to zero, then the fuel gauge was slowly falling, and the radio quit. I stopped and looked at the volt meter and it read something like 4 volts. Shut the truck off and needed a jump to get going again, loaded it on the trailer and thats that. I figure maybe the alt is dead and the battery could not supply enough for the gauges.

Im going to get the alt tested, but here is the weird part.

I put my DVOM across the two terminals on the batt to see what the alt was putting out, and as soon as i touched the leads to the batt, the truck shut off. I jumped it again and tried the same thing and it killed the truck like a killswitch. I then tried to check off of the terminal of the alt and the same thing happened.


Any ideas??? sound like a short???

Let me know if you have any ideas thanks:poke:
 

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Try recharging battery and then start the engine and test. check the battery before you start the engine then again after should see an increase in voltage. If not then I would say the alt. is bad.
 

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any idea why the DVOM acted as a kill switch ??

Batt is on the charger now, i'll try it tomorrow

thanks by the way
 
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