Originally Posted by Ianmoore
So my battery died last night and the alternator was not charging it at all. Had both tested today and they said the alternator was putting out 14.5 volts and the battery was dead. I replaced the battery and so far every is fine except I'm getting a reading of 12.5 volts. I cleaned all the cables that connect the charging system and still not normal volts.
Any thing else I should do or is it fine to run like that?
Are you reading the 12.5v off your dash gauge or off the battery with a volt meter? If you're going off the dash gauge then you're probably ok, yj dash gauges aren't too accurate. If you're going off the battery with a volt meter, you should get about 12.5v when the engine is not running and around 14v with the engine running.