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?
If you replaced the battery with a brand new one, then no. The battery comes from the store with a fuul charge. If it didn't come charged up, then you have bought a defective battery.
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…
I assume you mean how long to charge the battery. You should never let the alternator charge a dead battery if possible. The alternator is designed to keep the battery charged but not to charge a dead battery. You put a strain on the alternator and it can cause a diode to burn out. Drive home and then put a battery charger on the battery to fully charge it.
Just installed a new alternator and belt on 1999 blazer - the new alternator is very hot your husband has leather hands and says it very hot Everything is grounded properly?
You have replaced the battery and your car started right up one time and now just clicking when you turn it over?
Battery or Alternator Car dies while driving even after jump 98 For Escort ZX2 if it is alternator any guesses on price to get it fixed?
bad alternator not always. if its a bad battery and can't hold a charge the same thing will happen. I had a 99 s-10 that would occasionally die at the pump or even while driving, I had a new defective battery, replaced under warranty, no more problem. I would have the alternator checked out before replacing it if that is the problem. I had my replaced and it wasn't cheap...$630 to be exact. The new…
The alternator does not hold a charge. It charges the battery. If it will not charge the battery then either the alternator is defective, battery is defective, or the connections are corroded or loose. You should read 13.5 to 15.5 volts at the battery with the engine idling. Check it with a DC volt meter. If you get less the alternator is defective. If you get much more the voltage regulator is defective.
Why is your battery light on and Battery meter pegged high on the instrument panel in your 2002 F150 pickup Alternator If so how do you change it out?
What if your car is makes a chugging noice and shuts down unless connected by cable to another care could this be your alternator?
your battery needs to be charged first with a car battery charger then start the car and see if the alt/battery light is on if it is on then you probably have alternator problems if the battery does not charge enough to start the car then get a new battery first a good indication of how the alternator is working is to check the voltage at the battery with the engine running if it is…
Either the battery is bad and won't accept a charge or the alternator is not putting a charge into the battery. Have the battery tested. You can hook up an inexpensive volt meter to the battery while the car is running. You should see from 13.5 to 14.5 volts if the alternator is working properly. If it is less than 13.5 volts then the alternator is not charging.