Yes, If the system is over charging because the regulator is bad in the alternator. Other things will cause problems as well. Bad grounds, corrosion, loose connections, name a few. get the system tested and get it fixed. Solve the problem now before it becomes something worse.
Possible causes,- Faulty battery- Alternator belt missing or loose- Faulty Alternator- Alternator harness is open or shorted- Alternator circuit poor electrical connection
weak or faulty battery, faulty alternator (or slipping alternator belt causing battery not to charge) or faulty starter motor
It can, though it is unlikely -- the alternator and the voltage regulator would both have to be faulty. A faulty alternator will not charge a battery, though, so it may seem normal until the charge put into the battery at the store runs out.
It may be caused by faulty battery connections. Alternator failing, other electrical component "jammed on", - IN these case have a mechanic check the charge rate of the alternator firstly
As long as the battery is charged
A quick test I've always used is to start the car. Remove the neutral cable from the battery. If the car still runs your alternator is fine.
If your alternator stops working you are powering the vehicle on your battery and your battery is not being charged by your faulty alternator so eventually as the battery drains down the car will stop running. Avoid using any electrical power...ie...lights, power windows ect and get your alternator repaired immediatley.
More than likely your alternator is faulty. The alternator is supposed to charge the battery and run the car's electrical system when the engine is running. If your headlights dim it means that not enough electricity is being provided. A simple free test at just about any auto mechanic shop should confirm if the alternator is faulty. If the alternator is faulty, and it is not just due to a loose belt, you want to replace the alternator as soon as possible. Eventually it will fail to charge the battery, and you car won't start.
That is typically caused by a faulty alternator. Have the alternator tested; the light is indicating that the alternator is not providing a charge to the battery.
faulty voltage regulator
Low voltage from the battery, can be caused by a faulty battery or an alternator that isn't functioning properly. Bad starter Corroded battery connections or other electrical connections.
It could be battery connection, discharged or faulty battery, faulty alternator or regulator, faulty starter or a loose and corroded connection on the starter.
Your battery is not charging. It is either due to a faulty battery or a faulty alternator. Get it changed.
A few causes that will make the Battery Light come on are: 1. Faulty Battery 2. Loose Battery Connection 3. Battery is not Charging, ie. Faulty Alternator
An alternator keeps the battery charged in a vehicle. In a 2006 Chevrolet Impala when the alternator fails the battery will keep dying and no power will be available when attempting to start the car.
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 bad diode, it will discharge the battery. I replaced the alternator and everything is fine.
Possibilities include but are not limited to: * low battery(possibly caused by a faulty battery, alternator problems or "something" that's draining the battery) * faulty starter * misaligned or faulty neutral safety switch * faulty keyswitch * poor electrical connection
It doesn't, unless it has a faulty alternator/battery or isn't driven.
Some possibilities: Cable is loose Alternator is faulty Some other electrical problem is causing an excessive drain. ---------------------- Also check the Fuse or Fusible Link. ----------------------- if new alternator: ck. mounting bolts for tightness & wiring. battery self maintenance? Alt. have intregal regulator? if not, should replace when replacing alt.
Your battery and alternator need attention. It sounds as if the charging is faulty and your battery has degraded.
faulty wiring / bad battery or alternator.
Easiest way is to check the voltage your getting out of it when you have electrical loads on (headlights, radio, blower) If the alternator is faulty the voltage would be low It would also be a good Ideal to check the battery as a bad battery can cause an alternator to fail and vise versa.
If the battery is sulfated (or otherwise faulty) to such an extent that it calls for a continuous charge, the alternator never gets a chance to switch off. With the resposibilitiy to run continuously the alternator overheats and eventually fails. Never replace a faulty alternator without also checking the battery.