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Check system/charging light came on

My car started making noises after it reached about 180 degrees and then it would stop then start even when the car isnt moving. all fluids are fine. mechanic said all belts look like they are moving fine and we would have to wait until something broke after driving away the charging system light came on
any ideas?
sounds like powersteering or tensioner kinda smells like hot glue like a belt is burning

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  • nicole_e_g Nov 04, 2008

    Im not sure how to check the alternator on this car do i disconnect the negative while car is running. I have never even seen the battery in that car my boyfriends swears its there. And he was also saying something about bearings because of the noise. The info center says battery 15.3 volts anyone know what the voltage should be?

    thanks for the help


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Have you checked your alt. bearings

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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    paul erickson Nov 05, 2008

    your alt is charging fine anything over 13.6 is good

    never disconnect a battery cable while the engine is running this could cause a spike to the system and cause other problems. also there is the possibility the battery could blow up.

    your battery is under the rear seat on the passenger side

    wha tyou will have to do is remove the belt and check all the pulley and alt brgs.

    good luck


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