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Unread 07-11-2009, 05:31 PM   #31
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Me and my brother both own '93 ZJ's and both of ours also read the same spot.
Mine is new to me (owed less than a week) he's had his awhile and says it always read there.

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Unread 07-11-2009, 05:38 PM   #32
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Mine reads 14 volts when nothing but the radio is on. If I start to turn other stuff on it drops to about 9 V when idling.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 09:03 PM   #33
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ZeJokee - That's a sign of either alternator not keeping up, or very likely on a 93, dirty wiring connections. Casper - The battery itself if probably fine, just not fully charged. I'd say charge the battery up, drive it for a while, and see if it gradually drops off.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 10:27 AM   #34
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93 is also notorious for the regulator in the pcm to go out. that would cause an issue like that as well. needs to test alt and battery.

if you're not getting between 13 and 15 volts at all times while running, something in your system is NOT keeping up or working correctly.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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