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1985 944 Overcharging


Vehicle Information: Model(924/944): 944; Year: 1985; Engine (type, size, modifications): 2.5; Total Mileage: 87000;

When my battery recently died (prematurely) I noticed that it was being charged with 17v. I assumed it was a bad voltage regulator and replaced it. Now it reads 16v at the battery cables. Is that OK? Am I ruining another battery? Is the alternator faulty (rather than just the regulator)?

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