What should alternator voltage be on Silverado Sierra?

What should alternator voltage be on Silverado Sierra?

Did you check it on the battery terminals or the alternator terminals? 13.8 and 13.9 are normal. 14.0 -14.8 is normal. Crank the truck make sure everything is off (ac, heater, radio) and test the alternator straight from the alternator terminals you should get in the 14 area.

What causes an alternator to go over base voltage?

If you are getting more than 2 volts above base voltage, most likely your alternator is over-charging the battery or the battery is faulty. Other potential problems are a faulty voltage regulator or a problem in the charging system wiring.

When does the alternator drop below 14vdc?

I started the truck after installing the new alternator, and after idling for a little while the voltmeter dropped again to 13VDC! Ugh… Putting a multimeter on the terminals, when the gauge drops, my multimeter will read 12.81-12.98VDC while the engine is running. When the gauge is on 14VDC, the multimeter will read 14.1 or so.

What’s the voltmeter reading on my Silverado Sierra?

I just purchased a 2007 1500 nnbs with the 5.3L. Truck has 81k miles. The other day while driving the interstate, I noticed that the voltmeter was reading around 13VDC. I don’t have any service lights, so I just kept an eye on things while driving.

What should the voltage be on a GM alternator?

Ideal Voltage Output Ideally, the GM alternator should be putting out anywhere between 13.5 and 14.5 volts. A voltage regulator helps regulate the voltage that an alternator provides. If the voltage dips below the optimal range, then the regulator kicks in to get the alternator to make more voltage.

What are the symptoms of a bad alternator in a GMC Sierra?

Here are the most common symptoms of a bad alternator in a GMC Sierra: The battery light is designed to tell you that there is not enough voltage to properly charge the battery, or that the battery itself is not holding the proper voltage. In rare occasions the service engine soon light may light up.

Where can I get an alternator for my GMC c1500?

At AutoZone, we make maintenance easy and affordable by providing free battery charging at any retail store, as well as Same-Day Store Pick-up when you order your GMC C1500 alternator online.

When to replace the alternator in a Chevy Trailblazer?

With the engine just fired up, you should get over 14.2 volts. If you got 14.2 or more volts, the alternator is charging fine. If it’s still showing in the 12’s, it’s time to replace the alternator. If it’s producing a voltage level in the 13’s, go ahead and take it into a parts store and have it tested. It’s probably bad.