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Old June 25th, 2013, 11:35 PM
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I'm officially in the club - please help

After about 20 months with my D90, she finally left me on the size of the road.

First, I lost power to the radio. Then the battery went. After a jump I hit the road for home. A few minutes in the radio went out again. Then about 10 minutes in the engine lost power. Couldn't get her above 45mph, then 25-30 mph. Then I pulled over and called for a tow. I've been idling for 15 minutes no problem. Heard some knocking before pulling over.

I recently had two Hella 4000's installed. Turned them on briefly for the first time tonight.

Check engine light came on after the jump.

Would greatly appreciate the collective genius of this forum to help me trouble shoot.
John

------ Follow up post added June 25th, 2013 10:41 PM ------

One more detail. While in idle, if I try to give it gas it wants to die and hole/gasp.

Thanks.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 11:54 PM
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$5 test light from walmart and see if the alternator is putting out 14v.

What year is this beast?
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Old June 26th, 2013, 12:58 AM
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It's a 94 ST (no 89). Tow truck driver was willing to bet $1000 it was the alternator.

Then he went on and on about Defenders. I'm in Kansas City so they're pretty rare here. He took a picture before he left. Funny.

Appreciate the help!
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Old June 26th, 2013, 01:22 AM
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If Rev counter no longer works then new alternator time.
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Old June 26th, 2013, 01:56 AM
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Buy a cheap ($10) volt/ohm meter so you can see what voltage your alternator is putting out. You can check many other things too.

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Old June 26th, 2013, 05:28 AM
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When replacing alternator also replace belts. They could be loose.
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Old June 26th, 2013, 08:10 AM
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I bet it's a ground issue. Disconnect the wiring for the newly installed Hellas at the battery and see if the hesitating and stalling disappears.

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Old June 28th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Jay- You're the man! The shop that installed the Hellas left a loose wire (wired to the alternator) that caused an arch/short.

Easy fix. Alternator tests out fine.

Thank you guys for the great input!!
John
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Old June 28th, 2013, 11:41 PM
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Good news!

The lesson I'd take from this - don't let a "shop" do a job that you can do yourself! A Defender is just a big Meccano set!

But I don't let anybody touch any of my stuff, unless it is really necessary...
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