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1994 c 180, battery dead

Even after driving car for 1 hour the battery does not charge. However the lights and heater all work ok

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  • davoc Dec 10, 2008

    Where is the alternator on the C180 ? Is it easy to remove for a DIYer

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Hi if the battery isnt holding/taking a charge it will be the alternator or the alternator belt maybe loose/snapped , Hope this helps

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04 jeep grand cherokee. Blinkers, heater and ac, high and low cooling fans....all quit working at once. checked fuses and relays under hood, inside fuse box good, repaced ignition switch, checked


checked means what, gandering at them
checking real is measuring them, with an OHM meter
fuse that look bad are in fact bad, but look ok can in fact have hair line cracks humans cant see, for sure old folks.
what works and what not is the TOP CLUE here,
1:heater blower dead, blower key word
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3:blinker something , dead, stuck on, one works 3 dont what?
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7: air bag on , driving? when? it will just key on, as do all warnings as s self test.
8: anything else work or not work , radio, wipers, and all things.?
9: does engine crank ,ok fast, sounds strong?
10: are head lamps dim.????
11: did you skip things that are dead in your report.?

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I can do magic with my tools but you cant.
i have a full lab. (lab scopes and things you've never seen)
but a scan tool is dirt cheap and is a MUST.
IF the cars power distribution system fails
even a $10 voltmeter can find this, got one?

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The regulator is inside the alternator. Get a new alternator or disassemble the alternator and install a new one. My option is get another alternator.

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If i keep the negitive connecter on the battery it will go dead in a hour there is not a wire hooked up on the alternator but i dont know where it might go?


Even with the wire removed, are you saying it goes dead while driving or just sitting . if it goes dead wile driving then the alternator may not be charging the battery as you drive but if it goes dead while the car sits then there is a draw some where.
if you sent me the year make and model with the engine size and also let me know when it goes dead in 1 hour, while driving or car just sitting and i will help you solve the problem. good day

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