Voltage gauge drops to zero intermittently
I have recently started having this intermittent problem. I'll be tooling along, everything great, and I notice my 'check guages' comes on because the charging system voltage gauge shows zero.
I shut off the Jeep and turn it on again and one of two things happens:
1) The voltage gauge shows a good charging system voltage. No more problems (at least for a while), I'm good to go.
2) The voltage gauge will show a low charging system voltage - somewhere around 12-13 volts. The gauge will then fall to zero after a minute or two, especially if I accellerate past 40 mph. If I repeat the turn off/turn on process eventually it 'fixes' itself.
This started happening to me about two months ago, once here and once there, then it didn't happen for weeks, and now I've had this problem like three days in a row.
I've checked all the connections at the battery and the generator, and everything is nice and tight. The generator belt is good too.
I'm not too electrically inclined. Is there something I should check specifically? I have a multimeter so if anyone has a suggestion on what I should check and where I would appreciate it.
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