My 1985 Dodge W250 is overcharging It does not have the firewall mounted vltage regulator It has a 114 amp heavy duty alternator Is the alternator be self regulating or is the regulator somewhere else?
Asked in Car Batteries
What is shorting out your battery if the car is not been driving?
May be the voltage regulator is defective, bad connection somewhere, alternator with a defective part which impair to fully charge the battery. decrease of the battery solution, short-circuit somewhere. ...
Asked in Chevy Caprice Classic
What makes alternator fuse in 1982 caprice keep blowing disconnected alternator and fuse stills blow?
Im not sure if your talking Alternator output wire fuseable link or regulator exciter wire, i would assume your talking the exciter wire, it may have a short and is grounding out on the engine or frame somewhere ...
Asked in Honda Accord EX
Why would your driving lights blink on a 1993 Accord?
The headlight switch has a built in circuit breaker. It is to protect the system in case of a short. Also the voltage regulator is built into the alternator. Or, you could just have a bad ground somewhere. ...
Asked in Alternators, Car Batteries
You have a1994 century buick 4 cylinder after replaces alternator belt alternator and battery it still want stay charged?
Okay the first thing I want you to do is turn the key on and observe the warning lights. Does the battery light come on? If not the voltage regulator in that alternator is bad. Assuming you have a good alternator and a good battery You may have a voltage drop somewhere. The most common is an underhood light or trunk light that doesn't go out when you drop the hood or close the trunk. Others may include a door switch...
What would make a Chevy caviler alternator not work?
Electrical one way valves called diodes often go bad in alternators (part of the regulating system). Other causes would be bad field or stator windings...basically a broken wire somewhere in the alternator. Bad bearings...since the thing spins very fast. ...
Asked in Alternators, Ford E-150 Van
How can i tell if an rebuilt alternator in a e 150 ford van was installed or is it the old one?
normally a alternator that is from the factory will have motorcraft somewhere on it, if it has been rebuilt it should have a sticker somewhere on it from the shop that rebuilt it ...
Asked in Car Starting Problems, Car Batteries
Why do the voltage battery light keep coming on after a new battery has been installed?
Ah, you have made one of the most common and easiest mistakes to make in automotive maintenance. Because the 'battery voltage' idiot light came on, you assumed that the battery was bad. Did you have an automotive electrical specialist test the electrical system on your car? Did you have the battery tested at a battery shop? Did you know that there are 3 primary parts to an automotive electrical system, and anyone of them can be responsible for the system operating below...
Asked in Alternators, Car Batteries
Can a battery with to many cold cranking amps burn up an alternator in a 2001 vw bug?
"Big" Battery Damage Alternator? No, it should not damage the alternator. If this has happened it's probable that the problem is somewhere in the wiring circuit connected to the battery and alternator. ...
Asked in Batteries
Why is your alternator not recharging your battery?
because you have an open electrical line somewhere behind your radio.
Asked in Alternators
New alternator fitted but light stays on?
New Alternator BUT Warning Light Still Stays On Maybe 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. ...
Asked in Alternators, Ford F-150
What fuse controls the alternator in 2004 ford f-150?
Alternators are not in a fused circuit. If your alternator isn't working, it's because either the belt is broken, there is a shorted circuit somewhere, or the alternator is faulty. ...
What would cause the GEN light to come on on a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel?
The Alternator is not putting out enough voltage. If you recently replaced the alternator with a "new" remanufactured alternator that one could be bad to your truck somewhere to get it tested. ...
Asked in Car Batteries, Alternators
If the car is running and from time to time it shows charging system?
could be a loose alternator belt or the alternator brushes are very worn if so best to change the alternator also if the signal wire earths somewhere the battery/alt light will come on ...
Asked in Alternators, Ford Taurus
What would be the Cost on replacing an alternator on a 1998 Ford Taurus?
The alternator is somewhere around $125. Not sure what labor would be, but plan on at least a $100 for it. Changing the alternator yourself isn't really a difficult job - See "Related Questions" below for more ...
What cause batterie ligh to stay on after changing batterie and alternator?
Check volatages everywhere, there could be a short somewhere. Also, check the tension on the belt that drives your alternator. That belt might be slipping due to a faulty tensioner and not spinning the alternator fast enough. ...
What would it cost to replace the alternator on a dodge caravan?
The alternator itself will cost somewhere between $40 - $140 depending on where you get it and whether you get a new or rebuilt one. Labor should be under an hour. ...
Asked in Car Batteries
What does it mean if your car battery stays on even after you have replaced it?
The most probable cause is a bad connection somewhere in the alternator > battery circuit. Check if the alternator is operational. Clean all contacts with a steel brush. ...
Asked in Alternators, Car Batteries, BMW 5-Series
What is draining new battery and alternator on BMW 525i?
If the battery is brand-new and I would suspect either the alternator is defective or you have a lightbulb somewhere on the vehicle that is pulling power from the battery. It can also be a relay that is stuck. ...
Asked in Cadillac
Why does start turns but will not turn engine on a 1999 Cadillac SLS?
Short answer, because somewhere on that engine block are the initials GM. Seriously, start with the easy and eliminate: check the battery for charge check the alternator check the voltage regulator (not certain this model has one, but in case) check for the starter to be seized up check your ignition relay ...
Asked in Mobile Phones, Auto Parts and Repairs, Alternators, Car Fuses and Wiring, Starters and Ignition Systems, Harry Truman
Why is my 1990 Chevy van G20 alternator not charging and is not getting power?
The alternator is not getting power? At any of the wires or just the main/largest one? If you are testing the large wire, this is the output side that runs to the battery. If there is no power in this wire where it connects to the alternator it must have a bad connection at the alternator or at the battery or a break somewhere in between. If there is power there, I would look at the fuses. ...