I have a 1985 Dodge truck its been sitting for a while. It completely dies when I apply the brakes
. I had it checked out and replaced the brake booster with one from a junk yard, same problem. I replaced the alternator
because it kept running the battery
down and dying and it turned out it was a bad voltage regulator so we replaced it with new one now its putting out plenty of amps but seems to drive fine unless I apply the brakes and the lights go dim and it dies.
JA: Battery issues can be tough to diagnose - lots of things to consider. Luckily, the mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced the brake booster (used)?, plugs, distributer, voltage regulator, fuel pump, alternator. the brake light stays on turn signals don't work, I am not as concerned with that I will trouble shoot that and fix, but the issue I am trying to solve is the engine stalls when applying the brakes.
JA: Is there anything else the Dodge Mechanic should be aware of about your Dodge?
Customer: its been sitting for about 5 years on our farm, mice could have caused problems but the mechanic could not find any wiring issues other than the voltage regulator being bad. all the rest I did because it was sitting so long.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Dodge Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.