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I had the same problem and then my alternator went out. Replaced alternator and haven't had the problem since. Check your belts.
alternator needs to be replaced. battery also might be a problem due to the alternator not charging it
I had this problem on my disco 1. Turned out to be the alternator, which was replaced and the problem was fixed.
i have an 87 topaz where the alternator goes bad also. have replaced it twice. it is just a common problem in the topaz's
"was having charging system problem so alternator was replaced now car keeps flooding and won`t fire.
There is no problem...the problem was the alternator. You have fixed the problem.
New Alternator BUT Warning Light Still Stays OnMaybe there was nothing wrong with the alternator you replaced, and the problem is somewhere else in the charging system!Although possible, it is highly unlikely that a new alternator would be defective.
I had that problem and the hazard light switch was bad so when it was replaced the horn worked just fine.
Electrical "Problems" Following Replacement of AlternatorUsually this is an indication that the electrical wiring system is "screwed up."Either there was an existing problem, leading to the need to replace the alternator, OR whoever changed the alternator screwed up the wiring.
Idle air control? Fuel pump? Coil?
Had same problem with mine. Also abs,tcs and e-brake light would come on when speedometer stopped working. Turned out alternator was putting out 16v. Replaced alternator and battery. Solved problem. Replaced both speed sensors first did not help. Good luck
I have just came up on this same problem with my 2000 Kia. Turns out it was the Ignition switch. $160.00 to have it replaced.
i had the same problem! replaced my alternator 3 times! battery light kept coming on, finally took it to an alternator specialist, come to find out my wireing was connected wrong, and the connector was bad, car wasn't reading the alternator correctly causing the alternator to shut down. Got it fixed for roughly 350 dollars but no problems since, suggest brand new alternator not a rebuilt one!
do you mean the aluminum bracket holding the alternator broke at the bolt holes? do you know that there should be a steel bracket BEHIND the alternator also? when engine usually replaced, sometimes this steel bracket is not replaced and instead a shorter bolt is used to fasten alternator (3 bolts) to aluminum bracket. there should be a longer bolt which goes from the front of the alternator on the left side, thru the alternator and thru that steel bracket and into part of engine?? this part not clearly understood as explained to me by mechanic husband. he had the same problem and corrected when bracket kit purchased from local Chevy dealer; about $197 in Hawaii. hope this bit helps...
I have a 92 Pontiac and also had similar situation. Sometimes the voltmeter would go to 14volts and other times it would sit at 12volts. When I tested output from alternator to the battery with voltmeter, I did not get a good reading. Upon removal of the alternator to get it replaced, I noticed that the smaller (red) cable that goes from the alternator to the battery was loose in the connector itself. I cut the cable at the connector, stripped the cable some and crimped on a new connector. Reattached to alternator and put alternator back into vehicle. All has been fine since. Hope this may fix your problem.
I have a 1995 Nissan Sentra and the same thing happened to me about two weeks ago. The problem was a wire going from the alternator had gone bad. So your problem can be the same thing or the alternator. I had just replaced my alternator so I knew it had to be something else.
If your 1997 Passat dies sometimes, you might have an issue with the alternator not charging the battery. You could also have a problem with the distributor or the coil.
Sometimes an alternator with a weak diode(s)can test out fine, but can still trigger the light. I believe the problem is in your alternator. Good luck.
I have a 2.0 1995 Mercury mystique the battery charge light was on no output on old alternator. Replaced alternator No output from new alternator "charge light out" (wiggle test wires& re-check wires) at alternator *still no output* is there a fuse that could be the problem or just another bad alternator... I would check the alternator plug before getting another alternator, it may be bad. And is a lot cheaper to replace.
I had the same problem...the alternator went bad. Both the alternator and battery had to be replaced.
you may have a bad battery or a bad voltage regulator
It sounds like you have a break in the wire which connects your alternator to your battery, get it checked out.
This problem sounds like a loose or worn alternator belt. The belt needs to be tightened or replaced and this should fix it.
i have a 1993 Toyota Camry and I'm having a problem with the alternator whenever i start the engine the voltage is at 13.5 volts a few minutes later voltage drops between 11.5 to 12.7 volts,i had the same problem 6 months ago with the same car and when i was going to replace the alternator the belt turned out to be have cracks on it,so instead of replacing the alternator i replaced the belt and that fixed the problem,but i don't think is the belt this time any good answer that could help?
I am having the same problem with a 99 Protege. I have changed the alternator and aligned/cleaned the pulleys and the problem persists.I replaced the alternator, on my 1997 Mazda Protege, seven times before someone figured out why the serpentine belt kept breaking. It was the belt tensioner! It had to be removed and rebuilt. Now it is working like a charm!! And I havn't had to replace the alternator in over 3 months!!!!