Disconnect the cable from the alternator and see if that stops the draw. If it does, the alternator may be defective. Otherwise there may be something else drawing current.
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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. You may also have a battery drain (something that is staying on and killing the battery)
I changed your battery?? I don't think so. I think your alternator is your problem!
Battery light usually means alternator not charging. Most common solutions would be be a bad alternator, bad connection, or loose alternator belt. A replacement alternator can be bad. If it is ok than most likely a poor connection to the alternator.
Disconnect the battery. Unplug the alternator and take the belts off. Unbolt the alternator, and bolt the new one in. Put the belts back on it. Plug it back in and reconnect the battery. Voila! You changed your own alternator!
Ensure battery and alternator are good
Why are you disconnecting the battery with the engine running? Never mind, you've probably already figured this out by now, but there's a good chance your alternator is fried and your spark plugs are running on battery power. Get your alternator checked out. New ones aren't that expensive (approx. $50) and can be changed by anyone handy with tools.
Battery light usually means alternator not charging. Most common solutions would be be a bad alternator, bad connection, or loose alt belt.
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when you reverse connect a battery there is a good chance you will blow the main fuse this will protect the car from more damage but usually stops the battery for been charged as well... check and change the main fuse or fuseable link The alternator probably already was bad before you put the battery in.
Check engine light usually indicates a problem in the emission control system - have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
Check for blown fuse(s) or blown fusible link(s).
If the battery and alternator are both good, Test them to be sure, then you need to take a multimeter and verify that the power from the alternator is actually reaching the battery. It could be a simple wiring problem
The alternator is probably over-charging the battery. Replace the alternator if the voltage at the battery terminals is over 15V when the engine is running.
Check to see if the alternator is working Connect a voltmeter to battery: Without engine running reading should be about 12.8 With engine running reading should be 13.8-14.2 If not bad alternator
Have you checked the alternator?
Have alternator checked. Should be getting 13-14 volts running. If not that, have battery tested.
Either the battery is dead or your battery terminals are not hooked up right or loose, or you have a bad alternator, that needs tested
Your alternator is not charging the battery like it's suppossed to or the battery cables might be corroded and may need to be changed or cleaned, but the good news is autozone can recharge your new battery back up for free. Also make sure after you change the alternator and clean the battery cables and put the battery back in have the guy at auto zone test the new alternator before you buy it to make sure it works properly.
The alternator on a 1995 Volvo 960 is changed by disconnecting the negative battery post, removing the alternator wiring harness, loosening the retaining bolts, and taking the belt off. The alternator can then be completely unbolted and a new alternator put in its place.
Did you replace the battery? I am trying to determine why you changed out the alternator which charges the battery, and the starter which only starts the car. The 2 are only related through the battery. One system does not rely on the other. As you drive the alternator puts a charge out to recharge and maintain your battery. Your starter only engages when you turn the key to start the car and this draws a lot of voltage from your battery. Try to explain in better detail: Like the car will try to start, it will start but won't keep running or the car won't even turn over, or I am getting a clicking sound. The better you describe the situation the easier it is to get you pointed in the right direction
Get the battery load tested. A bad battery will quickly destroy a new alternator. Also check for a bad ground from the battery minus pole to the chassis and then to the transmission, then to the engine, then to the alternator body. Use a DVOM and measure resistance in the preceding steps to determine if any segment has greater than 0.001 ohms of resistance. Some techs like to use voltage drop as a test, I am partial to resistance readings. In the end they accomplish the same thing.
Your battery is not charging. It is either due to a faulty battery or a faulty alternator. Get it changed.
Most likely, your starter isn't the problem. You may have a bad alternator. Usually when your battery doesn't recharge properly it's an issue with the alternator. Have a mechanic inspect the alternator if you're not comfortable doing it yourself. If it is an issue with the alternator, it's a pretty cheap fix.