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Question : I OWN a 1992 2,000cc EFI automatic
My problem is that after starting
my engine, the red battery indicator
After driving for about five minutes,
the battery indicator light goes off.
This has been going on for more
than a week. So far all electrical things
are working properly.
My mechanic cannot confirm the problem, but only guess that the alternator has to be replaced, with no
guarantee that it will fix the problem.
Should I just change the alternator
as recommended? What can be the
When the charging light takes some
time to go off, it means that there is a
problem in the charging system, and
more likely it is a defective diode.
In the past, it was possible to replace
the defective diode or the diode block,
which has two or three diodes on each
Today, most people replace the whole
Get an automobile electrician to check
it out before you make the decision to
replace the alternator.