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Won't keep a charge

Checked alternator and it tested ok

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Have you had the battery checked? Sometimes they will not hold the charge or charge thouroughly. Also check to make sure that all connections on the alternator and battery are tight.

Then check for interiour, under engine, or other power sources that are not turning off. I have one old car of my daughter's that I end up disconecting the battery until she comes home to use the car because the battery goes dead just sitting connected in the car.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Alternator OK / Car not charging

Check the trigger/exciter wire on the back of the alternator to see if it's broken.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Charging Light On After Replacing Alternator/Battery1999Windstar

Hi, I can't tell you exactly what is wrong because there is too much involved at this point, what with 2 shops working with it, but I can give you some advise on what else to check. On the alternators and the wiring that supports them a small volt charge is taken off one of the slip rings, where the brushes ride, for the purpose of turning out the light. As I remember, this is a yellow wire that runs back to the dash.

To the alternator, it would be one of the wires that plug into the side of the alternator case.
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Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Hyundai Grandeur XG 3000 Alternator charges intermittently

you can bench test it but u need to have something to turn the alt up to speed but thats not needed check your voltage make sure its between 13.00 to 14.85 anything under that then the alt is not charging anything over that then the reg is bad and if the reg is bad then just replace the alt the cost of a reg is more then the alt brushes can be found at any repair shop for starters and alt let me knoe how it goes

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: charging system not working

what output did you get from the alternator ?is your battery light on when you turn ign on ?

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Battery dosn't charge, alternator/voltage adapter test's good.

Did you test the Alternator on or off the truck? It might be a problem with the control system to the Alternator. The regulator need a battery feed to work, It is usually ran through an alternator fuse.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Hyundai Grandeur XG 3000 Alternator charges intermittently

I have problem with my hyundai grandeur cd player. I gives me er2 everytime i insert cd. pls help me solve the problem.

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