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Old 01-26-2011, 08:56 AM
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Default Alternator won't charge battery?

here is a quote from Ramtech in a different thread:

"Chrysler charging systems aren't designed to charge the battery, only replace what's being used so you'll never get more than a surface charge on the battery."

This is kinda ridiculous isn't it? So I'll have to get a boost every time until I can trickle charge it if my battery dies?
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what you mean by this ?

I am in the alternator business , it should charge the battery.
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I mean that the alternator is computer controlled to basically just replace what's currently being used by the vehicle systems. This isn't something new to Chrysler, they've been doing it for years. It will charge to some extent but doesn't put much more than a surface charge on the battery. I'm not saying you'll need a boost every time, in fact it will charge enough for a short cranking period and it will be enough to get you going. If you had to crank the engine for an extended period of time or left any accessories on, you'd kill the battery in very short order.
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well that is dumb by Chrysler , If it was a low amperage problem I could wind up a Stator and put it in the alternator
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Don't tell me it's dumb, tell Chrysler. I don't design them, I just fix them. I don't think they use an alternator these days that's rated at less than 130 amps and we both know how good Nippondenso alternators are to begin with.
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yeah depends what denso alternator you get , Im in the alt business so if mine ever needs changing I will do my parts in it my self made in Canada lol since nothing is made here any more
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I didn't mean to cause an argument. Ramtech I appreciate this bit of information. I just thought that I would post it to let others know.
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no argument lol

I just now going to worry that my truck is not going to start ,

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Nope, no argument. Just sayin! I used to work in an electrical specialty shop, so I understand what E220 is saying.
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ah so in other news do you guys love your dodge like I do
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