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First, you state "the battery is only getting 11.58". This implies the alternator IS charging albeit too low. I would connect the voltmeter to the main terminal on the alternator and take a reading before starting the motor, then again with the motor running at around 1500 RPM (fast idle). This will indicate whether the alternator is working or not.
Getting back to the ign light, does it remain at the same brilliance before starting the engine and after?
If the light is on when car is running, the alternator is still not working. Check your power distribution center near the battery for any fuses out. Maybe there is an alternator fuse.
Is your battery good? A completely dead battery may not take a charge from the alternator. It needs to be charged off the car. Have it load tested at a parts store to see if it's good.
Is your alternator belt tight? A loose belt won't let the alternator work to capacity.
the battery wont stay charged? if youre putting in a fully charged battery and your car runs, but then the battery slowly dies, the problem will be your alternator. the alternator is what maintains a car batteries charge. try replacing the alternator. hope this helps.
have your alternator checked. your chevy is probably running on the battery which is probably only receiving a particle charge from the alternator. I had a chevy did the same thing when ever the alternator was going out.
a bad alternator can over charge as well as under charge - suggest getting a second opinion elsewhere - as far as alternator being "too big" - it will only give the battery what it needs when it is working properly regardless of size
Not enough information. When was the alternator changed and was the battery fully charged before trying to start after installing new alternator. If not the alternator could have burnt up. Have electrical system checked free at Advance Auto.
Hi ' If you changed the battery and alternator,
Check the voltage at the red wire on the alternator. if there a less than 12 volt.
Check the fuse link, that goes in the starter positive bolt.
If the fuse is bad replace and recheck the charging system.
IF charging normal. good.
If not, che the fuse in the fuse box, "" cluster".
If the fuse is blow out, replace. and check again.