Why would your Bonneville charge somedays and then not charge other days you replaced the alt and battery?
I have a 92 Pontiac and also had similar situation. Sometimes the voltmeter would go to 14volts and other times it would sit at 12volts. When I tested output from alternator to the battery with voltmeter, I did not get a good reading. Upon removal of the alternator to get it replaced, I noticed that the smaller (red) cable that goes from the alternator to the battery was loose in the connector itself. I cut the cable at the connector, stripped the cable some and crimped on a new connector. Reattached to alternator and put alternator back into vehicle. All has been fine since. Hope this may fix your problem.
You've just replaced the battery and alternator in a 1998 Ford Escort. Do you need to let it sit for the battery to charge or is there more to it?
30 year old battery?? I have never heard of a battery lasting this long. This has to be a record of some sort. I would contact the battery manufacture as they may want this battery and give you a new one for it. Anyway if the battery will not hold a charge it has a dead cell and needs to be replaced.
Gem Beeps When your Gem Vehicle beeps when you are trying to charge it . This means your pack voltage of your battery pack is too low to take a charge. Your battery pack needs to have a certain amount of voltage to allow your charger to iniate a charge. You need to get a regular 12 volt battery charger and charge each battery individually . You do not have to disconnect the interconnects on…
You have replaced the battery and your car started right up one time and now just clicking when you turn it over?
You can have the alternator tested free of charge at just about any major auto parts store. By the way, a bad alternator will not "discharge" a battery - the alternator's function is to provide the charge to the battery. If the alternator is faulty, then it is not providing the charge necessary to keep other components from discharging the battery. I had the alternator tested and it was charging. If the alternator has a…