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Old 06-07-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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When driving with lights on, after a couple hours, the lights dim, and then go out. Engine continues to run. Alt gauge shows charge near 26. If I leave all three battery disconnect switches on, overnight, battts are to low to start engine. All batteries are new. Have NO idea how to access Alternator. Notrap door under bed. This is an 86 3axle 102" with 8V92........Ima rookie....all suggestions welcome....my wife already said 'have a stiff drink and call a good mechanic'....LOL
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:10 PM   #2
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You should see a blank or trap door viewing from driver side engine compartment just above the alternator. Which is located to the back of the engine, closest to the transmission. This will give you direction inside the coach as to where you may have to pull back carpet ect ect. There you can access your alternator somewhat easier.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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I have a '92 . Newell told me they didn't start trap door engine access to alternator etc until the series 60 DD. All my engine access is through the side doors or back through radiator once it is removed. 8V92 here. I would vote for getting a mechanic!
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:34 AM   #4
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That is interesting Clint that Newell had told you that. My 95 has a trap door directly over the alternator, on a 8v92. But with that said, I vote get a mechanic also.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:14 AM   #5
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I have a '92 . Newell told me they didn't start trap door engine access to alternator etc until the series 60 DD. All my engine access is through the side doors or back through radiator once it is removed. 8V92 here. I would vote for getting a mechanic!
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I have to agree, I know our '81 with a 6V92TA has a about 3' x 4' trap door under the 'island' queen bed with gas struts and brace supports to hold everything open. I have access to the flange mounted hydraulic pump, alternator, turbo, and air compressor. I know our Newell is quite a bit older, but Newell saying they did not "start trap door engine access to alternator etc until the series 60" is a little off.
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On my 86 w/o tag the access is through the engine bay door passenger side. If you have the funds, pay someone to do it for you. I had to have mine rebuilt and my daughter in law's boyfriend did the R&R and got absolutely filthy doing it. I have the 2 CD DD v-92 Shop Service Manual if you need a copy PM me.
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