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Power surges

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by higgs2ca, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. higgs2ca

    higgs2ca Member
    Messages: 42

    I have a 1500 Sierra 99, it just started surging power , my battery metre keeps dropping and the lights are dimming, where should I start? Altenator, and should I be using a heavy duty one?
  2. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    You can have both tested at AutoZone for free... They'll wheel out a tool that checks the altentator and battery. This will take the ??? out of it for ya.
  3. saabman

    saabman Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 70

    Sounds like the regulator or the brushes, my as was said take it to have it tested.
  4. higgs2ca

    higgs2ca Member
    Messages: 42

    thanks for the help guys.
  5. scitown

    scitown Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    Dont leave us hanging. What was it? Cause? fix? cost?