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Battery Discharge Battery, Alternator, and starter are all good. My battery discharge light shows when I hit 3000rpm. I assume it's a short somewhere. Any suggestions on where to start looking?

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    When I took it to a shop they said the alternator was good. That would mean it's charging right? How does it loose charging power? Why would the alternator draw power from the battery if car was off?

    -jabbott0 1990 celica battery discharge

  • jabbott0 Apr 23, 2009

    Sorry for all the post, but the guest comment was me too. Just want to know if alternator is good, that it can still loose charging power.



    -jabbott0

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    or the belt is loose

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The alternator is okay but is short circuiting on the battery.

trouble shoot by using a friend's battery and you will experience the same thing.

This simply means the alternator has dropped its charging power.

Replace the alternator.

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Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Onifade Adewunmi
    Onifade Adewunmi Apr 23, 2009

    Please rate my solution.



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