Alternator voltage question?
My girlfriend blew up a battery in her 99 alero (actually it just got really hot and started to spew acid), my boss said the voltage regulator in her alternator was probably bad but when i hooked up a multimeter to her alternator terminal i was getting 14.32 volts (14.05 at the battery). This seemed to be pretty normal to me but my boss said it should be around 13.5.
I was under the impression that a gm alternator should run just over 14, a ford should be about 14.5, and a chrysler should be around 13.75 or so. My boss told me that my numbers would spell doom for many car electronics, Does anyone know which of us is right?