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My battery light keeps coming on in sporadic manner. It will start fine at times.

Recently, it stalled on the road and a used alternator was installed.

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If your engine idles too low, below 600 RPM, then this will often cause a drop in charge to the battery. The alternator needs to spin at a given rate to provide enough amps for charging.

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SOURCE: battery light still coming on after battery and alternator replaced

is the battery going dead? if so then you have a short , also colud be a pully locking up not letting the belt turn properly

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SOURCE: battery keeps going dead.. had the battery and

I think you have a problem with a earthwire what I would try is a earth strap from motor to body of the vehical this may fix if not check around and under dash loose earth

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the first thing to do is to reset the codes and if it returns then i would say theres a problem with the alternator, or the wiring, if it returns it sounds like the alternator is taking a while before it starts charging and the computer sees this, i would find out how long it sits at school then drive it as if going to school but go to a garage and let car sit as you would at school, then have them hook up charging tester and start car and see if there is a problem, i assume this happens every time you leave school,if so problem should be easy to find, hope this helps.

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The check battery light means that your car is running off the battery, and the charging system is not working. A good plan would be to recheck your battery cables and connections, then remove the alternator and have it checked. Most autoparts stores will do this for free. The alternator is the most likely suspect!

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Hello, It could be what you said. But if you know the Voltage was too high, you may want to replace the Ignition Relay and the Fuel pump Relay. If the contact points are cooked, they could work intermittently and it would be difficult to test. A bump or a little overheating could cause the contact points to break loose and then work when they cool.

It is good that the "check lights" are off. I always tell my clients that the scans are free at Autozone, Oreillys, and Advance. Some things like Relays may not trigger a light.

Be careful with a Wiggle test, but you may find a short in the wiring by shaking the wiring under the hood. I doubt the Voltage Regulator is causing your current stalling problem. A fully charged Battery without a Regulator or an Alternator would provide an amount of reliable power until the Battery was drawn down.

I hope my Solution is very helpful.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011

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