Replaced the Alternator yesterday, battery
checked as good 100% charge. Car will start, drove it 18 miles last night, stopped for gas. Battery dead. Recharged battery over night, car started. Mechanic said it could be voltage regulator. I am trying to determine how to evaluate the condition of voltage regulator.
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: Battery checked and good, 12.6 amps 100% charge. Alternator replaced.
JA: Is there anything else the Subaru Mechanic should be aware of about your Subaru?
Customer: No, all other issues are working as designed. Only non working feature is the compass in the mirror. Not related to current issue.
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 Subaru Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.