Question about Pontiac Montana SV6

1 Answer

Battery voltage What should the battery voltage be when the van is idling?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Renaissance:

    An user who is expert in 3 categories / brands.

  • Pontiac Master
  • 803 Answers

13.0 - 14.0 volts with no loads on, and 12.5 - 13.5 volts with lights and a/c on.

Posted on Jan 02, 2014

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

07 chevy uplander ran out of fuel,with 1/8 tank on way,to store now the battery save active displays when I attempt to start the van like,it set off an alarm. How can I get it running


Battery Saver Active
Refer to Charging System Description and Operation

Battery Saver Active
The BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE message will display on the driver information center (DIC) when the vehicle enters a load shed 2 event. Refer to Load Shed System Description and Operation for load shed 2 setting criteria.
Electrical Power Management
The electrical power management (EPM) is used to monitor and control the charging system and alert the driver of possible problems within the charging system. The EPM system makes the most efficient use of the generator output, improves the battery state-of-charge (SOC), extends battery life, and manages system electrical loads.
The load shed operation is a means of reducing electrical loads during a low voltage or low battery SOC condition.
The idle boost operation is a means of improving generator performance during a low voltage or low battery SOC condition.
Each EPM function, either idle boost or load shed, is discrete. No 2 functions are active at the same time. Idle boost is activated in incremental steps, idle boost 1 must be active before idle boost 2 can be active. The criteria used by the body control module (BCM) to regulate EPM are outlined below:

I dought you will be able to get it running , except by luck . The best thing you could do is have a qualified repair shop diagnose it . The first place to start would be to hook up to a factory diagnostic scan tool , Check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes .

Jan 28, 2017 | 2007 Chevrolet Uplander

1 Answer

Remote starter for Chrysler town and country


I posted this earlier.. charge it up and look for low voltage from the alternator when idleing..if its not charging right it wont run right,,

Dec 08, 2013 | Chrysler Town and Country Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hello, I have a 2000(Late Model) Dodge Grand Caravan with a 3.3L V6 engine. A couple of weeks ago my wife went to a friends house van ran fine. Upon her leaving the battery light turned on, it wouldn't...


Hi Josh, I'm glad to help!

First off, before I even thought about replacing the PCM, I'd first check the FUSIBLE LINK at the back of the alternator it's a big green wire, if its not blown then the next step would be to take the Alternator off and have it checked at Autozone, if it checks OK then your next step would be to check all RELATED Wiring and Connectors for the charging system. If the green fusible link is blown you can buy the wire and replace it. If after checking all other possibilities and all is good then and only then would I replace the PCM. The PCM can be checked for regulator issues with the correct scan tool. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Josh.

Aug 30, 2013 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Charges ok, battery was replaced, connections cleaned and painted,ran fine for almost three months, then battery went flat again, checked altenator clleaned and greased connections, van ran fine for any...


I would check and clean any wire and connection between the alt and the battery and all grounds. Also check and see if charging voltage is the same at the battery post as it is at the lug on the alt.

Feb 20, 2011 | Chevrolet Venture Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The van has been idling rough for a while now one day it wouldnt start i boosted it and it started and i drove it home turned it off and it wouldnt start boosted it again and it started but still idles...


You need to do a complete tune-up on the van. If the battery is 4 years old or older then replace the battery. If not check fluid level in each cell, if low you can fill to correct level with distilled water. then you can charge the battery. Using a volt meter you can check the alternator at the positive post on battery with the van running to see if it is charging correctly. You should have 14.5 volts to 15 volts. check the air filter and replace if dirty. Check the spark plugs and replace old plugs. replace the fuel filter on van. hope this will help you.

May 12, 2010 | 1993 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

1988econoline van changed tempaturesensor no power too harness


try checking the fuel pressure if the van runs at idle you should have between 30 t0 45 psi anything more check the fuel pressure regulator

Apr 06, 2009 | 1988 Ford Econoline

1 Answer

2005 Ford Freestar Want start sometimes.


A late reply; I'm sure you have found the problem by now-
It sounds as if the battery (old and new) are not receiving sufficient charge.
Check the drive belt tension and add a cheap digital multimeter to your 'tools.'  These can be had for well under $20 US and you can then check across the battery terminals to see if the charge voltage is between ~ 13-14.3 volts at an idle. In no case should it be lower than 13 volts with the engine running since the nominal battery voltage is 12.6 volts when fully charged.
You may have a separate regulator that is ill.  

Aug 09, 2008 | 2005 Ford Freestar

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22133 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8172 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...