The battery "starts" the car...after that the alternator keeps the battery charged. They work together in other words.
Because the alternator keeps the battery charged when the car is running.
It sounds like your alternator is no longer recharging your battery. You probably need a new alternator.
The answer is no . The battery starts you vehicle , the alternator charges the battery so if your alternator is bad your battery is not receiving a charge which will cause a "no start" condition.
probably has a bad alternator. With the car running use a digital multimeter an you should have 13 + volts (as high as 14.5+) at the battery terminals if the alternator is working. If only 12 volts or so then check the alternator.
Yes, the battery starts the engine, and as long as the battery is fully charged the engine will start. The battery will loose it's charge if the alternator is defective and not replenishing the charge of the battery but the alternator has nothing to do with starting the engine.
to run your lights and accessories and maintain your battery between starts.
Blown fusable link?Bad ground cable?Bad alternator - vehicle running off battery and battery drained of all power?
Alternator is weak and needs replacing. Drive belt on alternator can also be slipping due to being loose. Check the alternator output at the battery with the engine running. It should read from 13.5-16 volts DC. Any less and it needs replacing.
AnswerIf the battery's dead it could be the alternator or a bad battery. If not, the starter. Try jumping it. If it starts the starter's OK. Then investigate the alternator and battery.Does it turn over but not start..?? There is a difference. Doesn't turn over would most likely be the battery, which is typically followed by a clicking noise. That would be the starter solenoid trying to engage but the battery doesn't have enough power to do so.If jumping it starts it right up, let it run for 10 or 15 minutes then (while running) check the voltage at the battery terminals. If it's above 14 volts, the alternator is doing it's job and the battery is dead. If the voltage is less than 14, then the alternator needs to be replaced.
MAYBE IT COULD BE A BAD SENSOR. IF IT IS RUNNING GOOD I WOULD JUST IGNORE IT.
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.