No I didn't but when I asked the shop about that they said that the battery is charged. He said 12 Volts is charged. He said there is probably a bad cell causing the weak CCA's. Does that sound right? This is the same shop that then tried to sell me the battery for $175.
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Charged is somewhere in the neighborhood of 13.x volts! man oh man, the economy isn't THAT bad... no wonder everyone want to buy online when the dealership is fuking you that badly... wow!
1. Would charging the battery improve the CCA's?
2. Does the R/R act as an alternator does on an auto?
Without getting too technical, yes.
Read a bit about the R/R problems and will go ahead and address that as soon as possible. Should it be replaced or moved? I read a couple of remedies on here.
Well, first of all we need to test it. yes the first design was bad and it should be replaced, but to teach a lesson, go ahead and test it. what you do is take a base reading of the battery. then start the engine. put a volt meter to the battery and take note of the voltage. It should be above 13 volts. then take note of the voltage with the high beam on and the rpms at 5000. it should rise significantly, but stay below 15.5 Volts. if it does not (and i suspect that it wont) the R/R is faulty and must be replaced with a 2nd generation Reg/Rect. module and bracket.
Thanks for the responses. I am just learning about these things but want to learn more.
you're welcome. i'm here to help and educate.