Alternator / Battery Headache.
I've got an 03 WRX that won't keep a charge on the battery.
I've spent the last two weeks installing 3 (soon to be 4) alternators because as soon as the alternator is installed it's dead. Today, I had the battery completely charged before I installed Alternator #3. Had it checked for a bad cell as well...
As the alternator test is conducted: At Idle I'm putting out just over 12.8V, which would be great, but as soon as I hit the gas and bring it up to 2k rpm, my Volts drop to 10-something and then level out in the mid 11's. All the while the Alternator is putting out a pathetic 2.2-5 Amps!
Both the Battery & Alternator are from Advanced Auto Parts, but with swapping 3 Alternators, and having to recharge my battery every other day.... something else has to be going on. I've 2x and 3x checked for loose wires, cleaned the terminals on my battery, everything short of replacing the entire fuse box & wire cluster.
At this point I'm open to any suggestions.