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Old 06-17-2013, 09:59 PM
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773 problem.

Long story short.. I put a new battery in my 773 Saturday before last because the old battery was old and it kept going dead, ran it numerous times. Never had a problem with starting.

Noticed it starting slow yesterday. Showed up at the job this morning and it won't turn over.

I am no mechanic. But for bobcats outrageous rates I am gonna take a swing at it.. How can I test the alternator?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:08 PM
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Put a voltmeter to it and see if it is putting out 14 volts. There's probably some videos on YouTube. Or take it to advance and let them test it
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:08 PM
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Long story short.. I put a new battery in my 773 Saturday before last because the old battery was old and it kept going dead, ran it numerous times. Never had a problem with starting.

Noticed it starting slow yesterday. Showed up at the job this morning and it won't turn over.

I am no mechanic. But for bobcats outrageous rates I am gonna take a swing at it.. How can I test the alternator?
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Either flip the cab and remove it and have a parts store test it or flip the cab and attach a pickup from an alternator tester to the power off feed wire. Then use a tester to see if it holds its cca.

Poor mans version- attach voltmeter to battery. Observe voltage.

Start bobcat and attach voltmeter to battery. If running voltage > stopped voltage it's the battery. If the other way around.,its the alternator.

I changed my battery with one I had lying around, it was the cheaper option and turned out to be the battery
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:24 AM
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Put a voltmeter to it and see if it is putting out 14 volts. There's probably some videos on YouTube. Or take it to advance and let them test it
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with engine not running the battery should test approx. 12.5 volts
with engine running and no booster cables attached to battery it should test 13 to 15 volts
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