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Well my car stranded me today. 95 Gt. Turns out the alternator that was less than 6 months old was burnt up, and it killed the battery as well. Replaced both of those, and the new alternator is only putting out 30amps at idle. I read that it should be around 45amps. Also it idles a bit rough. Putting out 13.7 volts.

The car has an aftermarket stereo, and it has an alarm but it is disconnected from power.

What could be causing an amp draw?
 

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might wanna do a voltage drop test,also depending on where you bought your new alt it could be the cheap internals in which do not put out the amperage they should
 

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Ok, new symptom. The brand new alternator I just installed today is now fried and not producing power. Immediatly after I installed the new one the volt gauge on the dash would only read on the N, at one point it shot up to the R and stayed for a min or two, then dropped back to the N, and now its barely in the normal range and falling. When I pulled in just now my headlights and gauges were barely working.
 
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