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Battery light is on a 1998 cavalier. alternator won't charge. has new battery and alternator

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CHECK WIRING THIS UNIT WILL CONTORT THE FIELD IN THE COMPUTER. THE FIELD CONTROL IS WHAT MAKES IT CHARGE.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy cavalier Alternator Drive Belt diagram

Check out this link... better than a diagram, a photo.

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=309192

note: on my screen this guy's "purple" circle looks more like a light blue, maybe lavender.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: battery not charging light comes on. new battery

I don't know what kink of car you have, but some will have a alternator fuse, also with a volt meter check voltage on big wire at back of alternator should have 13.5 + volt's, then check voltage at battery should have same voltage there also, do this with car running, if you do not have same voltage at battery less short between alternator and battery or bad fuse. There also some fuse links at starter on some car's.

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Cavalier. Battery warning light came on

check the wire from the battery to the starter to see if it has good connection. otherwise check your ground to block.

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 Chevy

Your car has a sealed transmission, in order to check it you have to go to the dealer or a transmission

shop, its not owner servicable. takes dextron vi, 4 speed 7.4 quarts, 3 speed 4quarts

And as far as the no start, are your plugs getting voltage, if not check your coil, if there is no spark

to your plugs the car will not fire up. good luck!

Posted on Jun 26, 2011

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SOURCE: 2009 HHR won't start. Battery is good.

Is the security light on or blinking?If not then do you have power to the starter.You can check this with a test light.You should have power when you turn the key to start.The test light should light up.Should be the small wire.I believe it is purple in color.If the security light is on then you will have to get the codes to see what is causing the no start.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Posted on Dec 07, 2011

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