Your distributor might need to be replaced. Answer #2: Check for loose or corroded cable connections at the battery posts; also, a loose belt could be the problem.
if you boost charge a battery you should discinnect it from the car. if not you may burn out the alternator
usualy if the alternator is not defective then its the battery. you should start by cleaning the battery post. then you could check the terminal wire that runs from the battery post to the alternator. if thats not it you should check the ground on the alternator.
The alternator may not be charging it enough. With the engine running at an idle check the voltage at the battery with a DC digital voltmeter. It should read from 13.5 to 15.5 Volts. Anymore, or any less, and the alternator is suspect. You might also have a defective battery.
check the alternator. Use a digital multimeter and with engine running you should have 13-14 volts at the battery. If less than 12.5 Alternator is not charging Also check the amperage the alternator is putting out.
Battery will be flat because spark plugs were running straight off your battery because the alternator was not charging your battery as you were driving. You can test this by jump starting your car with another car and after your car is running you should be able to disconnect your battery and car should still run off the alternator. If your car stops than your alternator is RS. Battery will be flat because spark plugs were running straight off your battery because the alternator was not charging your battery as you were driving. You can test this by jump starting your car with another car and after your car is running you should be able to disconnect your battery and car should still run off the alternator. If your car stops than your alternator is RS.
If the alternator is not charging the battery, then it will eventually go dead If the voltage regulator (in the alternator) is defective it will eventually kill the battery Check the alternator with a voltmeter A fully charged battery (without engine running) should read approx. 12.8 volts With engine running should read 13.8-14.2 volts
Check alternator out-put Hook a volt meter up to battery With engine running reading should be 13.8-14.2 If under this alternator not charging battery sufficiently
It may need replacing or it can be the alternator is overcharging the battery. Have the charging system checked out. The alternator should output from 13.5 to 15.5 volts with the engine running at idle.
Chances are you drained your battery when your alternator failed to maintain your cars regular running functions. You should take the battery to your local auto parts store, they should be able to test it for free.
Sounds like the alternator is not charging the battery up / WORKING check charging system. Charge battery to 12.8 volts and then start engine and hook volt meter to battery and it should read 13.8 to 14.3 volts. If it don't then replace alternator. Also need to make sure the alternator belt is tight.
The most likely cause is the voltage regulator in the alternator. Modern vehicle voltage regulators aren't serviced separately, so you would just replace the alternator. That much voltage can boil the battery. Typical alternator output should be around 14.5 volts.
Probably need an alternator. Check your battery voltage with a multimeter, without the car running it should be around 12.5 volts with engine off. Start the car & check the battery voltage and if the alternator is charging properly it should be 13.5 or better at the battery. If not check the power terminal at the alternator itself and if only battery voltage (12 or so volts, same as battery) is there then the alternator is not charging.
If the alternator is not working the battery gets discharged. In most cars a light will show on the dashboard - battery light icon, and this will suggest fault in the battery or alternator. You will need to start the car and check if it is charging the battery, and most garages will do this check for you
That's not 12 amps,that's 12 volts,which means the system isn't charging Measure the voltage across the battery terminals,if its charging properly,it will be between 13.8 and 14.7 volts,anything less and its not charging. Suspect then a faulty alternator or wiring problem. and have the battery properly recharged and tested too,a low battery will not give you a correct charging reading and a faulty alternator can take its toll on a battery.
Battery light usually means alternator not charging. Most common solutions would be be a bad alternator, bad connection, or loose alternator belt. If the battery and alt test ok than check the connections to the alternator and battery. The alternator should have 2 connections.
Your battery is not being charged because of a problem with the charging system Whether its a problem with the alternator / voltage regulator , the serpentine belt etc . you should have the charging system checked
If the light remains on then the system still isn't charging as it should. Check the plug on the alternator and also that the wires to the alt have a good connection.
In all probability the alternator is not charging as it should. It could be from a bad voltage regulator or the alternator being defective.
A few symptoms and obvious signs of a bad alternator are the battery not charging, dim lights, and a warning light.
It shows that your battery is in workable condition and your alternator is charging as it should.
Not really. It should only move a little bit. If the alternator is not producing full power at idle, you may have a bad alternator.
The charging warning light should automatically reset if the battery is disconnected. Check the battery cables and ensure they are properly connected. Also check the alternator connections. If the light is still on there may be a problem with the new alternator.
Alternator not charging battery sufficiently? Check with a voltmeter: A fully charged battery should read approx. 12.8 volts without engine running. With engine running should read approx. 13.8-14.2 volts
Connect a voltmeter across the battery terminals without engine running reading should be around 12.8 With engine running reading should be 13.8-14.2 if you are getting these numbers alternator is charging battery