i am having the same problem with my galant.
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 cannot charge a battery without a battery charger or having it charged by the alternator in your vehicle while it is running.
This could also be alternator problems as in a bad diode in the alternator.
i think you are having problem with your alternator its not charging your battery
check the alternator for most cars the alternator is wat powers the car the battery is for accesories... a quick check for alternator wit out having to disemble it tunr on ur car disconnect the postitive cable on the battery if car stays on then the alternator is good and the actual battery itself might be bad
If the light remains on then the system still isn't charging as it should. Check the plug on the alternator and also that the wires to the alt have a good connection.
It means you are having a problem with the charging system. Have the alternator and battery checked. Good Luck!!!
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Yes, a loose battery cable will prevent the alternator from charging the battery. The drain on the battery is not caused by the engine not running unless an accessory is left on. Most likely, the drain is caused by accessories (radio, lights, etc) while the engine is running due to the battery not receiving its charge from the alternator and then not having enough charge left to start the engine.
If its standard then more than likely its the clutch.
Should really charge it then test it with a proper battery load tester. All you can do on your own is get a multimeter and check the voltage. Without it running and having sat for a 1/2 hour or so the voltage should be approx 12-12.5 volts. Start the engine and if the alternator is good the voltage at the battery terminals should be 13-14 volts. If without the engine running the battery voltage is 12 or less this may indicate that the battery is not holding a charge. Even then the voltage should go to between 13-14 volts when engine is started showing that the alternator is working to charge the battery. If when started the battery voltage stays around 12-12.5 volts or less I would suspect the alternator. Just to double check there is the main power out terminal on the back of the alternator. With the engine running check the voltage. If 13-14 volts is present at the alternator but not the battery the circuit in between the alternator and battery is suspect. If the voltage at the alternator is the same as at the battery (12-12.5 or less) the alternator or voltage regulator may be defective.
You need to check if the ALTERNATOR is giving the correct output so as to charge the battery. By having a volt meter across the batery terminals one can then rev the engine and the voltage accross the battery should be about 13.8 volt indicating that the Alternator is charging the battery. If this 12 volt bateery voltage does not increase, this indicates a charging problem (mostly with the alternator either the brushes or one of the diodes in the alternator).
It's possible the alternator is bad resulting in it not having enough output to recharge the battery. Most auto parts stores such as AutoZone or O'Reiley's will test your alternator for you right there in the parking lot for free in a minute or two.
No, it wouldn't do that, not to mention most manufacturers try to do something to make the alternator as foolproof as possible, such as different sized ring terminals from the battery positive to the alternator than what's used from the alternator to the ground. If your alternator is overcharging, you likely have a defective voltage regulator. It's an integral part of the alternator.
Symptoms: Besides having a dead battery.......... If you charge or jumpstart your vehice's battery and successfully get it running to only have it mysteriously die and have no lights, radio, etc.; it is probably you alternator. If your vehicle will run constantly on it's own, but will not start after shutting it off, it could be your battery. If your battery will hold a charge on it's own, but goes dead a while after you start and run your vehicle, it is probably your alternator. Or, if you can get it running, it should have an alternator light that will come on when there is a problem. I would almost bet your car has one... my 1970 ford does.
your alternator was never the problem. Its your battery and/or charging system. the reason the lights get brighter is because the car isn't getting the propper amount of energy from the battery and is having to directly draw off of the alternator. when the engine is rev'ed the alternator spins faster creating more current to charge the battery, witch is why the lights brighten at higher rpms.
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did you find the problem?? i having the same deal with my '06. new battery and alt is fine!
check for a drain on the battery. It sounds like something is drawing power from the battery all the time. Also make sure your connections are tight and clean. A lose ground wire will drain it instantly.
You are having a problem with the charging system. It could be a failing alternator. Have your local auto parts store test the charging system to determine what the problem is for free. Don't ignore it, you may get stuck.
Are we talking about the charge warning light (Red, usually with a picture of a battery on it these days)? If so, it means your alternator isn't working properly. You need to get this seen to fairly soon, or you will kill the battery (and end up having to replace that as well as the alternator).
I'm having the same problem. The cause of the nackered battery and dead alternator could be a faulty charge relay. Try replacing this and see if the light goes out..
If the set up is the same as a 96 with a V6, and i believe it is. The fuse is not located on the alternator. Next to the engine block closest to the firewall there is alittle 2 inch plastic black box. Inside is a large 175 amp fuseable link. If this is broken, your alternator and battery will check out good, but the alternator will not charge your battery. Its not the hardest job to do, but because of the location be prepared to put aside about an hour for cursing the Ford designers for what looks like an attempt at hiding it. Just be carefull and disconnect the battery until your finished just incase. Im not sure if this is the fuse your talking about, but i believe it is. This answer may work for those who are having trouble keeping a charge if both the alternator and battery are fine. This fuse is pretty much an antisurge protector and the line it is connected to is the main charging line from your alternator to your starter and back to your battery.
Do you mean they dim when you push on the gas? If yes then try having the alternator and/or battery checked. Normally the battery should be between 13 and 14.5 volts when running.