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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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well, heres a new one

Been going thru batteries, had Chrysler warranty the first one, It took a dive about 3 months later, put in a used battery I had, it lasted about 5 months, then started on the cheepo wallyworld variety about every 90 days or so.
Finally got around to sending the Heep down to my Dealer and low and behold it needs a computer. apparently the computer IS the voltage regulator for the Alternator. It's been overcharging the batteries.

Maybe this will fix some other electrical gremlins Ive been having also

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Interesting! Don't think I was aware of that bit of knowledge.

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That's a ridiculous design. I'm assuming the rectifier is still part of the alternator...I couldn't imagine the PCM handling Vac.

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UPDATE.. new computer, alternator, and now ignition switch... and I still dont have it back..... I wonder whats next. I guess I'll find out Monday

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well atleast you get a whole bunch of new parts!

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Updates?

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most always good when you get lots of new parts and install on the dealers dime
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just got off the phone, and the Tech is still under the hood

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just got off the phone, and the Tech is still under the hood

well... got it back still not fixed. They don't know whats wrong with it . I'm going wheeling this weekend, and I'll think about taking it back next week

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I am not sure about Kansas, but after 3 tries on the same problem, it becomes a lemon law issue.

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