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Not as interesting as hookers and shamwows, I'm afraid.
How can I tell if the alternator is bad on my Chevy? I spent hours repairing the power windows, with just the key on, engine not running. When I finally did start it up, the alternator guage stayed in the middle, not over on the charge side at all. I turned on the lights with the engine running, the guage dropped slightly over to the discharge side. The battery is only two years old. I just bought this thing, and don't know it's characteristics yet.
Can a shop check the battery and alternator? Any ideas what I can do myself to check it out?
 

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Get a multimeter and look for ~14V while running.
 
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