it is not a good idea. the alternator is selected to meet the needs of the electrical system. Check to see what the maxium amp load is. It may cause a fault light to show up. the computers are set up for specific amps. Check to see if similar Volvo models of the year use a 70 amp alternator. hope it helps. duboff
Rolfo says: I have done this with acceptable results, although I will agree that it is not recommended. If you must use a different amperage go for more amps, not less.
An alternator does not need a gauge to work. It is used to monitor the output of the alternator.
Yes, if the alternator is functioning and you are not loading the charging circuit (using as much charge as the alternator is putting out so the battery receives nothing). Please note that "Idling" to charge the alternator normally does not work as the alternator is not turning fast enough to charge the battery, it only maintains the status quo for energy usage.
No, the regulator in the alternator only regulates when the alternator is charging (alternator must be rotating).
Alternator and ac generator is equal
No, if it is bad of course it will not work.
the work of an alternator is to charge up the battery while the vehicle is in motion
Volvo recommends using a synthetic oils that is 30/5. They have 30/5 oils for vehicles over 150k miles that work just fine.
well I have 1990 Volvo 760 and its horn is in the regular place, in the middle of the steering wheel. But my horn doesn't normally work when I am driving because my key lock is so worn, maybe your car has the same problem. I have to turn my key towards the off direction by about 5 mm before my horn and radio will work.
If the alternator has no output then the vehicle's electrical requirements must be supplied by the battery, until dead. In addition, if the alternator quits, the alternator light, located in the instrument cluster, will illuminate
no,but a buick park ave 92- 94 or 95 ,has the same trans as a front -wheel drive VOLVO X C -90
That you'r cars alternator don't work properly ! eithter the "fanbelt" is broken or the alternator coal is bad .
There is insufficient information in the question to answer it. How does what work normally? Please restate the question.
sound like you have a bad alternator. it will kill the battery.
Most altenators I have dealt with normally last 10 years+ unless there is something wrong with the charging system (battery bad, belts, etc) that causes it to work harder
Something can be taxing the work of the alternator, or the alternator can be weak and needs replaced.
Ford manual calls for approximately 5 hrs of work and having to drop the front axle. There is an easier way! Remove alternator from brackets and work it accros the back side of the engine to the other side of the engine (opposite from were it is mounted at the other end of the engine compartment) until you find an opening large enough for the alternator to fit through. Once removed you can now install the new alternator working in reverse order. Time to complete approx. 45 min. GOOD LUCK. SPARKY.
If the alternator fuse is bad, the alternator is not going to work properly to charge the battery. An alternator runs off the serpentine belt, with graphite brushes inside that conduct electricity to charge the battery.
Check that the alternator and the power steering don't work of the same belt.
Before starting work disconnect the battery for safety purposes. Unplug the electrical connector from the alternator and undo the main connection to the battery (Normally a 10mm nut) under a black rubber boot on the alternator. Undo the plastic tray that is situated under the front of the engine bay. It is secured with two Phillips screws accessible by reaching down from the top of the engine bay. Once these are removed the tray unclips at the front (Under the radiator). The bottom two alternator nuts and bolts should now be accessible. Undo them (Normally 12mm spanner / socket). Undo the top bolt on the tensioning bracket and withdraw the alternator from above. Matt.
you are wearing the seatbelt.
The voltage regulator for the alternator is in the computer. If the voltage regulator in the computer does not work, you can add an external voltage regulator and then your battery will charge normally. Make sure to check the ground on the computer. If the ground is bad on the computer, then the computer will not regulate the voltage to the alternator properly.
my odometer on 2002 volvo s-80 does not work
It will work as long as it fits.
on yours, you will have to remove the bottom shield and work from the bottom of truck.Remove wires from alternator,remove pivotalbolts and remove alternator and replace and tighten belt back.
after a while Volvo is pretty bad car with minor mechanical things get a new car