Question about Pontiac Cars & Trucks
At night while driving my dash lights and head lights flicker continously for awhile and then they quit and suddenly start flickering again.They go very dim then bright while excelerating and at a continous speed.i replaced the alternator a year ago and the battery 2 months ago.I also replaced the belt and belt tensioner 2 months ago.i have taken it to advance auto and had a voltage test done on the battery and alternator and everything is working properly.Any suggestions on what else it could be?
Just scan the computer of your car; it should indicate where is the circuir problem
Posted on Jul 16, 2015
Poor earthing and alt regulator / problem etc
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
Loose wires to the headlights or fuse panel.
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well to make sure it is the laternator start the car and pull the positive battery cable. if the car dies it is the alternator. and usually even on the new cars. it is easy to get to. just look at the front of the hood for the belt diagram and it will tell you how to release the belt.
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
SOURCE: Flickering Lights
You do need an alternator. Nissan has a campaign on Maxima alternator in certain years such as 96-98 I believe. Go to your friendly Nissan dealer abd have them punch your VIN number into the NNA net. they will know and that will tell them if your vehicle applies by the VIN. I have seen the alternator on fire. There was fire inside of the alternator. Have it checked or the car can catch on fire.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Having worked for an Isuzu dealer I have seen this a lot with aftermarket alternators from places like auto-zone, napa etc. For some reason they will do strange things in these vehicles. The fix was to get a Isuzu alternator. We did have good luck with Beck Arnly alternators also. We also had a local rebuilder repair some with good luck too. If all else fails get a used one.
Posted on May 05, 2009
SOURCE: flickering lights
In some 1999/2000 Cougars the wire between the battery and the voltage regulator(altenator) had a resistance reading that is too high. Ford has issued an TSB 00-25-6 that has instructions on how to replace this wire. The part # for the replacement wire is
1S8Z-14A411-AA. I'm in Michigan and a local dealer found one for me in South Bend,IN
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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