Question about 1993 Suzuki Sidekick

1 Answer

1993 sidekick charging system

New battery,new alternator, will not stay charged, fuses?

Posted by on

  • gcrites Feb 16, 2009

    Will start and go but dies after a while when using heater and lights

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 100 Answers

Is it charging sufficiently? short jorneys do not allways put enough charge back into a battery, is your charge light coming on then going out once the engine is started?

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • jon black Feb 16, 2009

    sounds like the alternater is,nt compensating for the extra load on it when you are using lights ete, and drawing power needed to run your engine electrical system. can you check the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running but without lights on etc? on a 12volt battery, you should have between 13.5 and 14.5volts

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Put new battery and Alternator on 1993 grand Marquis and when I take cable off car dies .fuse and fuse link good has new plug also


To begin with, I should tell you checking the alternator by disconnecting the cable can fry the alternator and the engine computer. Unlike a generator, the alternator must have the battery in circuit to function.
If you check the output with a meter and find the alternator is not charging the battery, check to see if the alternator is getting power from the key switch and that the batt light is staying on when the engine is running.

Sep 05, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My brand new alternator wont stay charged


Check the charging relay if working. You can find it in the fuse box which is either in the engine compartment or under the dashboard on the drivers side legroom.

Jan 02, 2013 | 1999 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Battery won't stay charged, it is brand new battery, alternator has been checked and it is good, blown BTN 60 watt fuse, on 1994 Mazda Protege.


The 60amp fuse probably is in the circuit between the alternator and the battery. Which would be why the battery is not getting charged.
Someone would need to check for a short in the wiring between the alternator and the battery.

Oct 15, 2012 | 1994 Mazda Protege

1 Answer

Have New battery and Alternator, battery still won't stay charged.


Since you are having a new battery and alternator the charging circuit of the electronic charging unit is a possible suspect.
All what is required is to check the charging voltage when the engine is started, if there is no increment of voltage when the engine runs the alternator then the connection from the alternator must be checked. Check the output from alternator, check the relay box which contains the charging unit. It can be a failure of the rectification or the stabilising circuit, the unit must be replaced.

Sep 21, 2011 | 1993 Buick Park Avenue

1 Answer

Charging problem.. Wont charge battery


The instructions for installing a new alternator usually read to fully charge the battery (12.3 - 12.8 volt range). Otherwise, the alternator will be damaged when it initializes. I have seen some extreme damage result from installing a new alternator with a low-charge battery. The torque required to turn an alternator when damaged in this scenario is unbelieveable!

May 02, 2009 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Battery dashboard light


its not charging, check the belt that drives your alternator, your fuses, check for some loose connections at the back of alternator, if the light stays on while the engine is running, replace your alternator. good luck!

Oct 20, 2008 | 1993 Ford Escort 4 Door

Not finding what you are looking for?
1993 Suzuki Sidekick Logo

Related Topics:

286 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Suzuki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...