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I haver a little problem with my car, not the Shelby but my 96 Cobra. The other day I noticed that the needle of the voltage meter was flickering a little bit and as the days went it got worse. It seemed like my alternator was bad so I ordered a new one and swap it out but no luck, I figured it might just be a bad unit so I exchanged it for another but nothing. I am thinking that a wire is grounding out somewhere but I really don't want to start testing cables. Any thoughts from anyone???? :confused: I figured that being a Mustang forum and plenty of you guys have had these cars someone might have gotten this problem before
 

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Hmmmm. That's a tough one. Variable voltage really sounds like a short. Those are never fun to track down. Sounds like you are going to have pour yourself a pot of beer and get in some quality time with your volt meter.
 

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Possibly a loose ground?
 

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I would check your voltage regulator.:)
 

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Possibly a loose ground?



I'm with Sherri on this one.I would check all your connections before you start replacing parts.
 

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Ok This Is True For Any Car With A Battery. Any Time You See Guages Acting Up Or Lights Coming On When They Are Not Supposed To It Is A Bad Gound Cable On The Battery. It Could Be Loose Or Corroded Or Not Big Enough. Best To Just Change Out The Ground Cable And Make Sure Everything Is Tight And Clean. Some Times There Will Be Corrosion Inside The Plastic Coating On The Cable And You Cannot See It. But You Can Feel It. Flex The Cable By Hand. Should Not Be Crunchy
 

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wylie,

Since this thread is almost 1 year old, I'll make the assumption that he's resolved this issue.

Also, what's with putting capitol letters on every word? Wouldn't it be easier to type normally? Or is it some default setup that you have opted for? It's not very internet etiquette friendly. JMO

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Hey Arbour88 I fixed the problem, it turned out to be a bad wire going from the battery to the alternator. Like most electrical problems it was an easy fix just a pain to find
 
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