My 03 obviously has a charging issue, if I drive for any distance other than a short run the battery goes dead. I replaced the battery about a year ago with one that had greater cold cranking than stock.
I just put a multi-meter on the battery and got some strange results. Prior to testing the battery was fully charged and I got a 14.6 reading. After letting it warm up I checked again while running, at idle about the same 14.5 or so. But when I increased the engine speed the readings were all over the place. It dropped down to 5, up to 9, down again, up again to 11, etc.
If anyone has any ideas on how to narrow down what the issue is I would appreciate any info.
I know its either the stator or rectifier, was planning on changing out the rectifier first as its easier & cheaper. But if that is just throwing $ at something that isnt the problem, it would be helpful to know.
Any help is appreciated.