Ok being the newbie I am in the electrical area I need help!!! (Yep did a search but I think I am more confused after reading all of those posts!)
Data: ‘87 YJ, 4.2l, nutter, HEI, and an Empi 32/38 carb (New red top battery and power master alternator 90/140).
Ok old alternator went bad so I replaced it with the power master alternator 90/140 and a new red top battery; it had tested bad/weak also.
My dash battery gauge had been way down in the red (8), after replacing everything and starting it back up the dash gauge is reading at just around the 14mark. It sat a couple of days sitting (had to work) go back to start he back up and she does no problem. BUT the dash gauge reads just above the red (8) mark. That is until I add just a bit of gas then it goes back up to where it was at just around the 14 mark on the gauge. (From around 650 rpm idle to 850 rpms)
Ok so is that normal?
If not why not.
Just kick up the idle: really that easy.
I am worried that I have an electrical short (that does not sound fun.)
Thanks for help in advance!