I would start by having the alternator tested after it has been removed since that is the most common problem. There is a possibility that the wire going from the positive post on the starter to the back of the alternator could have a break in it but it is less common.
have the alternator and the battery checked
Had the same problem. Bought a re-conditioned alternator, turned out it was bad. Usually if battery draining, it's alternator or battery or both.
there is no alternator on the 1992 Lumina its all electric, so there is no need for one.
Bad battery, bad alternator, short in wiring harness, bad accessory always on (radio etc.).
Remove the belt from your 1997 Chevy Lumina alternator. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new alternator.
Its a good possibility Your diodes are burnt out, its time to replace your alternator, i had a similar problem on a 95 lumina with a 3.1l motor
Could be the starter.
The battery is located under the hood on a 2000 Chevrolet Lumina. The battery will be on the drivers side.
The alternator on a 95 Chevy Lumina 3.4l is replaced by disconnecting the wiring harness, loosening the retaining bolts, and removing the serpentine belt. The alternator can then be unbolted, removed, and a new alternator installed.
I had a similar problem turns out the Alternator was bad.
Have you measured the voltage across the battery with the engine running? It should measure approximately 14v. If not you want to replace your alternator/voltage regulator. Check your shop manual to see if you can open the alternator and replace the brushes. After so many miles the brushes wear down, this is the most frequent cause of alternator failure. there is a fusable link in the line between the battery and the alternator i replaced the battery and alt. but still wouldn't charge track the wire
There is probably a problem with the ABS system
There is no battery reset.
Are you sure the battery was dead? Have you checked it? You can check your battery and your alternator at AutoZone or Checker also I believe. If your battery is dead and you replace it, if the light is still on, it is the alternator. Take it off and check it, and if it is, replace it. I had to do the same thing. Make sure you return the old alternator to get some money back for the core. Also, make sure you connect all the cables on the alternator, because if you forget to connect the tiny cable (not the red one that charges the battery, but the other one that controls everything from the alternator) the battery won't be charged. Make sure you check everything first, hope this helps and good luck, it sounds worse then it is.
The simplest way to recharge a GOOD battery is to simply jump start and drive the vehicle for twenty to thirty minutes. The above answer is not a good idea if the battery was so weak it will not start the engine. You may damage the alternator by using it to charge a dead battery. You should charge the battery with a battery charger. That is the safest way.
Either the battery is weak and not charging properly, the connections are dirty on the terminals of the battery or the alternator is not putting out enough power. If you rev up the van does it go out or is it on while you are driving?
could be the immobilizer in trouble or might need to be reset especially if you had the battery out
You have a weak battery and/or alternator. Be sure to have BOTH checked, as the battery may still be good, but just isn't being charged enough by a weak alternator. needs a new battery. gmjim It's one of these things: 1. Battery 2. Key 3. Ignition switch 4. (Maybe) alternator Go to a Chevy dealer and pay $80 or so, they will tell you what it is. Mine was the key.
Could be anything electrical. Coil. Wires Grounding WELL any wire grounding out.
On a 95 Lumina, it is on the back side of the motor, left side when you are looking at it. to the right and lower than the alternator.
Should be by the alternator in the back
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the regulator is getting bad in the alternator