Bad Alternator?

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  1. sn95jones

    sn95jones Well-Known Member

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    This is on my new 06 GT with 60k miles...
    Seems like at around 3500rpms the battery gauge spikes and all accessories will cut off until the rpms drop then everything comes back on. By accessories I mean: Radio, interior lighting, and fog lights.
    Seems to have a new-ish alternator.
    Current mods are:
    Ford Racing CAI
    BBK 62mm throttle body
    SLP exhaust
    Sequential turn signals
    Push button start.

    Could it be a defective voltage regulator in the alternator?
     
  2. CC'S95GT

    CC'S95GT Legend

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    That would be the first place I'd look too.
    Pull it and have it tested.
     
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    evilcw311 Most Evil Mod! Staff Member Staff

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    That's exactly what mine did when the regulator went bad. Made my headlights and dash lights look like they were gonna explode cause they'd get so bright.


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    wut they said
     
  5. sn95jones

    sn95jones Well-Known Member

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    Y'all were right, it was in fact the alternator. Thankfully it had a lifetime warranty :)