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1996 cadillac eldorado not charging

1996 cadillac elderado new battery new alternator still does not charge

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You most likely have a grounding problem either on the bar in front of the battery that holds the radiator or the ground at the back of the engine (actually between engine and trans). You can see that ground without removing any covers. This is a very common problem as the wires tend to break inside the insulation due to vibration and age. Open hood, look just right of center and half way down the engine-transmission link. That's your problem, most likely. Remove neg batt. cable before you unbolt, clean and check black grounding wires.

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96 cadillac eldorado etc battery not staying charged when the car is started the battery goes up to 14 when driving and press brake voltage drops 11-12(car may even die) and to 13+ if u give it gas


Does the vehicle start after sitting over night or do you need to jump start it . Is the charge light on ( batt. symbol ) at any time ? Serpentine belt good , tensioner good ? Battery cable connections good an tight and no corrosion ? Battery also good ? That is normal for battery voltage to jump up to 14 volts after starting , alternator is replenishing the battery after starting ,that draws down the battery . Going down to 11 or 12 volts when stopping and almost stalling isn't a charging system problem . You have a idle problem , IAC - idle air control valve or dirty air passage , a vacuum leak . Giving it gas and it going up to 13+ the alternator is working . Your best bet take it to a qualified repair shop and have it check .

Jan 27, 2017 | 1996 Cadillac Eldorado

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New battery,new alternator,car will not charge,starts up great but loses power & says battery not charging,just cleaned posts?


Is your alternator actually charging? If you are not getting power into your alternator it will not put power out.

Sep 09, 2015 | 1998 Cadillac Eldorado

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1996 cadillac eldorado new battery new alternator still wont charge


Hey Jeff. Never assume that "new" alternator is good, but lets assume it is.The actuator wire that goes into the field of the alternator HAS to be hot with the key in run position. (both wires will be). If not, it wont charge. If those two are hot with the key on, the alternator is bad.

Apr 19, 2014 | 1996 Cadillac Eldorado

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Where do the two wires that clip into the back of the alternator on a 76 elderado go


The large wire feeds the battery and fuse box, the small wire goes to the warning light in the instrument cluster.
Usually the large wire is a fuseable link to the starter post.

Sep 07, 2012 | 1976 Cadillac Eldorado

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Battery keeps running down on 96 cadillac elderado


if battery keeps running down. check the voltage across the batery posts while car is off.should be around 12.5 to13 volts. then with tester hooked up to battery, start the car. if alternator is ok, it while read about 14 volts give or take a few volts. if the gharging is low its a bad alternator or the drive belt.

Mar 09, 2012 | 1996 Cadillac Eldorado

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'96 cadillac eldorado battery they say is gud but


The battery discharge rate must be checked along with the charging current to confirm the working of the alternator.
Please check the link below for tips.


http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5824824-draining_car_battery_charge

May 17, 2011 | 1996 Cadillac Eldorado

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My volts keep dropping an it sputters and backfires batt is good and alternator is new


Please check if the rectifier/regulator unit has failed or is weak.
This can create fault in the charging system and cause fault in the ignition.Check the battery ground , clean terminals.
So check this out and check the timing ofthe engine.

Oct 02, 2010 | 1996 Cadillac Eldorado

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My 1993 cadillac eldorado is cranking slow and i just change the alternator


If the battery is fully charged but the starter is slow, the starter may have an internal short or may just be worn out. Make sure your battery is fully charged and the battery terminals are clean and tight though before buying a new starter.

Sep 08, 2010 | 1993 Cadillac Eldorado

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I HAVE A 1995 CADILLAC ELDORADO AND NEW BATTERY WONT CHARGE


altenators have to be running a 13.5 volt charge to be good

Mar 12, 2010 | Cadillac Eldorado Cars & Trucks

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My 1996 cadillac eldorado says battery no charge now hard to turn but it cranks right up


Most likely you need a new battery but do this first. Remove the battery ground connection and the positive connection. Clean them with soda water(coke is sticky but all sodas will work). Scrape or sand the inside of the cable connectors and the outside of the battery posts till they are shiny. A low battery light usually means it is not fully charged or taking a charge optimally but effective troubleshooting the battery and starting system starts with clean,secure connections and a fully charged battery. If your battery has electrolyte filling caps undo them and check the level. If they need topping off use distilled water only. Charge the battery with a car battery charger. It should read about 13.4 Volts under no load. Check and clean the battery negative cable connection to the block and the positive connection to the starter solenoid. Check for good connections to the charging output from the alternator. Inspect all wires for kinks, cracking, shorts, ect. A good once over will reveal probem wiring. Reinstall the battery and cables. Giv'er a crank and see if that is not stronger. Drive it for an hour or so and crank it again. Any noticable degradation in cranking power means you have a bad battery, alternator, diode pack if applicable, voltage reguator, or any combination of the three. Take your alternator and battery to your auto parts dealer. They will usually test them for free. Aslo, starters can wear after time but this is most likely not your problem based on the symptoms.

Jul 08, 2009 | 1996 Cadillac Eldorado

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