is your battery in good condition and fully charged? is your starter good?
YesFirst if the starter is bad the car will not start, if it will not start it can not charge the battery.If the starter will not work it can mean there is an electrical problem that will also prevent the alternator from charging the batteryThe starter itself CAN NOT CAUSE CHARGING PROBLEMS!The extra load on the battery can ruin the battery and that can ruin the alternator. But before that NO.
The alternator produces power to charge the battery. The battery powers the starter to turn the engine over.
A bad starter can cause a Mercury Grand Marquis to not start. A bad alternator or a problem with the security system can be the cause for the car not starting.
Bad starter... Bad Alternator... Bad battery... maybe a fuse.
No, a starter cannot cause a battery to fail to charge. It could cause the battery to discharge quickly.
Typically, a bad or "going bad" alternator.
a Bad starter will 1. Cause your battery to run faster to dieing. 2. yes, it will wear your alternator out faster and could result to ruining it.
Battery, starter, starter relay solonoid, or a charging problem i.e. alternator or voltage regulator causing battery to discharge. Or bad battery cable connection or dirty or loose battery cable connections can cause this problem. Need to investigate & narrow it down.
bad ignition switch, bad battery, bad alternator/regulator,
So many things could be wrong and cause it to not start, but from what you have provided the next step would be to trace the cables to the starter and see if they are corroded or broken, you didn't mention if the car was turning over or not, so I assume it isnt, so if the battery has power, and the alternator isn't the cause then you need to follow the power, it goes from the battery to the ignition, then to the starter, since we know the battery is good, check to see if power is getting to the starter, if not trace the problem in between those two points.
If the battery is good and the alternator is charging then most likely the starter/starter solenoid is bad. You can also check the battery cables to make sure they are properly grounded.
yes if one of the wires was getting an earth from the alternator cover or rubbing off the engine the battery light is really an alternator light warning you that the alternator is not charging the battery
No, a defective battery will prevent the engine from starting but once it is running the battery will not cause hesitation. the the starter relay is disengaged , and the alternator takes over battery charging via voltage regulator . voltage regulator prevents power surges and prevents voltage fluctuation.
bad starter or bad connection to starter or bad ground on battery or starter
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.
Battery, starter, fuel pump, ignition, computer,................
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.
A dead cell in the battery will cause it to loose it's charge overnight. The only fix is to replace the battery. Any light that is staying on will drain the battery. Also a stuck relay will drain the battery.
Check the starter. Worn bushings can cause the starter to turn slowly. Also, if the alternator isn't functioning properly the battery will never have a full charge. You need to have the charging system tested to see if it's charging the battery. Note that batteries do not create electrical energy, they just store it. If the alternator isn't creating electrical energy the battery has nothing to store and the low charge will cause the starter to turn slowly. That should give you two places to look to solve your problem. Good luck.
the battery may be bad,also the starter may be worn out and have a short that drains the battery check that your vehicle doesnt have a remote voltage regulator. and the new alternator may be bad as well
Installing an alternator on a dead or poor battery will cause them to fail prematurely. trickle charge your battery before installing a new alternator. check all connections for corrosion especially grounds.
Possibly a bad alternator. The Alternator charges the battery when the vehicle is running. If the battery is not being charged this could cause the vehicle not to start.