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No charging in Cavalier 99 2.2 L


I have a problem in my Chevy Cavalier 1999 2.2 L engine.
The problem is that there is no battery charging and this stuff is realy wiered.
At first, When I just turned on the engine, the battery lamp indicator was on but after few seconds it went off and the drive was clean with no problem. This thing was something for 6 months ... Till a few days ago..
Now, I know that there are few simple things you need to do before going to the mechaninc but this stuff realy intersting me so I'm trying to resolve it by myself.
So... The battery was replaced and its new now, so I thought the problem is in the Alternator - but today I've changed the battery also and I just cant understand why there is no charging. I've check the entrance of the elect to the battery.. and nothng. I've looked in the alternator schemes I got and I just can't figure it out.
Any help ??
Thanks !!

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  • mojo2405 Mar 10, 2009

    I thought so too... But just today I've replaced to a new alternator...

    Maybe something else ?

  • mojo2405 Mar 10, 2009

    Oh , I just asked my brother about it (he's the one dealing with this issue) and he said that the new alternator was checked on other chevy , in addition, he checked all the Diodes in it.

    He says that 5V from the computer is not reaching the alternator .. Can it be ? I need to say that I've replaced the computer 4 months ago..


  • mojo2405 Mar 13, 2009

    OK problem solved.

    for some reason there was water in the PCM ! I cleaned it up and now everything is working fine :)



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The diodes in the alternator are bad. rebuilding the alternator will fix this charging problem.

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