Question about Chevrolet Cavalier
Hi Kurt, I'm glad to help!
Kurt, we need to first check the "FUSABLE LINK" that powers the Alternator. The link is usually a larger GREEN WIRE and either attaches to the battery cable OR attached to the Alternator. It is in different places depending on manufacture. When you find it you need to free it up so you can grab it and pull real hard. NOTE: If it get longer then its bad and needs to be replaced. If it doesn't get longer then check all related fuses and relays if applicable. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Kurt.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
May I suggest that you drive your car to one of the major auto stores and they can and will check your alternator for you to make sure it is good/bad.These places like AutoZone do this all the time. They do not charge for the check out. (Of course they are hoping that if you need a part you will buy it from them.
One other suggestion. If you do need a new alternator, get a rebuilt one. It is cheaper and most always comes with a warranty.
Hope this helps Good luck Loringh PS please take a moment to give me a rating
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
SOURCE: charging problem 1991 volvo 240
14.6 means your voltage regulator or diode is suspect Despite having new alternator .Ive cross refrenced your smptoms in the haynes workshop manual and alternator is your only end answer.The haynes test is to start vehicle with multi meter connected across the battery terminals,increase the engine speed until the reading remains steady should be approximately 12 to 13v and no more than 14v.switch on as many accessories as possible(headlights heater blower radio etc)check that the alternator maintains the regulated voltage at around 13 to 14v.If the regulated voltage is not as stated then alternator is to be repaired/replaced.Good luck with it and a happy new year.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
SOURCE: Weak battery - 2007 VW EOS
I don't think it's a battery. The ticking noise along with the dead battery leads me to believe you might have a belt/pulley issue. The serpentine/accessory belt and pulleys are all part of your charging system. It's how your alternator charges your battery. If there's something up with one of the pulleys or the belt (slipping?) in that system then your battery isn't going to charge properly. I have 6 yrs and 225,000m on my original battery in my Jetta - although I have a new alternator because the pulley fell off of mine...
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
When you say the battery has a full charge, what voltage are you reading? 13.2 volts for a 12 volt battery (2.2v per cell x 6 cells). The solenoid is the usual suspect. My dad had a truck that occasionally wouldn't start and he wacked the starter solenoid with a crescent wrench and then the engine would turn over fine. The facts are that the solenoid is nothing more than a moving contact big enough to carry all the juice the battery can dish out. Over time the contacting surfaces wear away. The worn away contact material doesn't escape the housing, so the solenoid housing fills with dust. Dust impedes the movement of the contact. Wack the solenoid with something like a hammer or wrench like my dad did. One thing though - be careful not to short out anything or hit hard enough to dent the housing. If the wack does the trick, then thank my dad...
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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