I Need some help...
I have put on about 300 miles this spring and my car has been running great. Last night I went to go for a cruise and I first noticed my Gen light was on. I then noticed that the car would not kick down from high idle (Quickfuel 750 electric choke) and go to low idle. I took the car around the block and it ran rough and still wouldn't idle down and the Gen light stayed on. When I tried to rev the car in neutral to get it to kick down the and then go to an idle the RPMS seemed to actually climb to over 2000RPM. I have a newly rebuilt Pantera Electronics Amp gauge and it was sitting around 0 or just below at idle. Usually it is much higher than this (and dances some)and it didn't respond to revving the car. I turned the car off (it had some run on and didn't want to shut down) and used the power windows and the amp gauge responded. I stuck my trickle charger on the battery and it was reading low. I have not had time yet to do any other trouble shooting. Could this be a bad voltage regulator? Or am I looking for something else? Whatever it is seems to be also affecting my electronic choke.
The battery is brand new and I am hoping the alternator is good. It is a PI 100 amp and has less than 2000 miles on it. After work today I will have a look at the choke wire and voltage regualtor and then start toward the alternator I guess.