Join Date: May 2006
Car: 2001 Outback 2.5L Wagon
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Ok, just checked a few things.
All bulbs present and working correctly.
All belts present and turning accessory.
Now for the culprit:
Checked voltage with car off. 12.2V. Good so far. Start the engine and it drops to 11.7V. No good.
So, what to check first. Is it possible to check the alternator output? Is there an external voltage regulator or is it built into the alternator?
Looking for suggestions on what to check first. I don't want to just throw an alternator at it hoping it's the solution.
Why is the brake light on? Does the ABS not have a high enough voltage to work or something like that?
It's only weird because it's not normal.