You have to jump start your car everyday installed a new battery and alternator what could be the problem?
There could be something draining your battery. With everything
switched off, use an ammeter in line with your main battery
terminal. Anything more than 250mA drain means there is a problem.
Some vehicles have a small current usage, for an alarm system,
computer or radio memory.
Favourite culprit is an interior or trunk light.
If you find a current drain, remove each fuse in turn to find the likely circuit involved.
You should have a heavy red wire going to the back of the alternator, it should have 12 volts, it will excite the alternator, thus allowing it to charge your battery. If the doesn't have 12 volt, trace the wire, I believe that it will end at the starter.
If you have 12 volts at this wire, most likely you have a fusable link that's shorted out at the starter. Look for a wire at the starter that appears burnt, or wiggle the wires one at a time, you'll find on that feels like a plain rubberband, with no resistance while wiggling.
I recently installed a new stereo system into my car now my car sounds like my battery is weak is it my battery that I have to change or my alternator?
Check the battery with a vom meter while the engine is running. It should read about 14.5 volts and if so the alternator is working, than have the battery checked Now if the meter does not read 14.5 volts, have the battery, and the alternator checked. If they both check out okay, the problem is in the battery or the alternator circuit on the vehicle.
What is wrong with the battery if it wont stay charged with a new alternator on a Chrysler 5Th avenue?
Your alternator is probably rebuilt and not really new. I have had this problem several times and I have bought a new battery and alternator. The alternator keeps your battery charged and powers your electrical system, so even when driving you can lose all power in the car from the alternator draining your battery. Take the battery and alternator to an auto store and they will test both for free. Ask them about the difference…
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?
Why does check engine light come on and battery gauge go down in 1993 town and country minivan but problem goes away after a jump start?
The battery is basicly used just to start your vehicle, the alternator is what generates your power once the vehicle is running. Which indicates you need a new battery, not an alternator. That is why you problem goes away after a jump start(boost). If it was the alternator the problem would not go away and your vehicle would have no lights and stall with no start. Either your battery is bad or the alternator is…
The battery light comes on when the car starts 1990 Toyota Celica If the battery is left connected it will be discharged in a few days What can be the problem?
1995 Ford Contour V6 Durotec test light on negative battery cable shows- would a bad alternator cause light to come on?
I HAD A 1998 BRONCO II THAT HAD THE SAME PROBLEM EVEN THOUGH I HAD INSTALLED A NEW 1000 AMP DELCO BATTERY. I DISCONNECTED THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. WITH EVERYTHING OFF INCLUDING THE +12 VOLT LEADS TO MY RADIO DISCONNECTED, A VOLTMETER HOOKED BETWEEN THE NEGATIVE CABLE AND NEGATIVE BATTERY READ 12 VOLTS. THE DIODES IN THE ALERNATOR WERE SHORTED OUT. I WENT TO AUTOZONE AND HAD THEM CHECK THE ALTERNATOR. IT CHECKED BAD. I…
Why does the battery light come on the battery and alternator have been checked and are good It's a 2000 dodge intrepid?
Indicates a problem with the electrical charging system. Can be a bad battery, alternator, loose alternator drive belt, corroded battery connections, or ground connections. Normally this would indicate a problem with the alternator but not always. Most auto parts stores will check the system free of charge, if you buy the repair parts from them, which would only be appropriate.
Assuming the new battery is good! The usual problem why a battery is not charging is the alternator. The battery will be discharged if the alternator is not working properly when you start the engine and when the engine is running, etc. The vehicle uses the batteries electricity instead of the alternators electrical output, and of course if the battery is not being replenished by the alternator the battery will fail in a short period…
Yes First 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 battery The 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.
Why would battery light remain on after replacing the wires alternator and regulator and the battery is good on your 1989 Taurus?
Why 92 Ford Festiva won't start but can jump it and it will start no problem as I have already replaced the battery and the alternator and battery light remains on after car is jump started?
What could be wrong with 1998 Chevy lumina you had a starter alternatnor and a battey put in but the battery keep draining?
What does it mean when the brake light and the battery light come on at the same time in a 1990 Toyota corolla?
Why does the battery charging light don't go off after starting the engine of my 1983 Toyota Corolla?
Your volt meter reads 16 volts at the battery at idle The alternator and voltage regulator have been replaced Do you have a problem?
Alternator Output Voltage Range Generally, alternator output voltage is consider OK if it is in the range between 12 1/2 volts to a maximum of 16 volts. Therefore, although the output is at the maximum, you do not seem to have a problem. Usually, if the battery has had a lot of drain, then the alternator output will run at the maximum until the battery is fully charged.
Car will not start unless the battery is jumped changed battery and alternator doing same thing pull positive cable off battery car dies what could be wrong with the 1992 eagle talon?
Why would the battery in a VW Jetta not be getting any charge if it has been replaced but you still have the same problem?
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…
When you drive your 2000 elantra you notice that smoke comes out of the battery top vent you changed the battery and this is still going on does anyone know what could be the problem?
Its telling you that for some reason the battery is not charging. Possible cause are: poor or dirty cable connections at the battery posts, bad cables, bad battery. It is also possible that the brushes in your alternator are bad but, the fact that you are getting a light usually indicates the problem is with the battery or cables. For some reason on a GM alternator when the internal regulator in the alternator fails you…