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2000 dodge ram check guage light comes on. have a new battery and new alternator. also blew a 50 amp fuse.

Battery wouldn't charge. I had to replace the radiator hose. to do this, I had to remove the alternator. as I was putting it back on, I dropped it, touching the air conditioner hose, which in turn blew a 50 amp breaker. I replaced the breaker, battery, and alternator. now shortly after starting it, the check guages light comes on, which shows the battery is't charging. I've had the battery checked, alternator checked, and the breaker is good as well. what would make this light come on and my battery to not charge?

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Hi Les, I;m glad to help. There is an fusible link that runs off the battery cable pull on it and see if it comes apart, if it does replace it and see if everything is working properly. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Les.

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A lot of Chrysler products have the voltage regulator in the computer. I would check the charging system wiring first for poor connections and if nothing else is found there is nothing else for you to do but change it.

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SOURCE: check guages light came on

The main problem is the alternator has went out,and the battery voltage dropped to low for it to run.Most likely the computer has lost memory sense the battery was dead,or close to it.I don`t know the year,but this is most likely what happened.The computer would have to be reflashed at the dealership.But be sure to look for a main fuse to be blown,check all fuses,this might have happened,and not the computer.

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first of all, check voltage at battery car off should read at least 12.5 to 13 volts. now start car. at battery it should read at least 14 volts, if lower then 14 volts check alternator.

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I had my alternator changed and the mechanic charged me for the coolant too. Is it necessary to remove the radiator hose to get to the alternator? I have a Nissan Elgrand E50 2001 model


Not normally. Open your hood, look for the alternator and see if there is a radiator hose in the way? If you aren't sure what the alternator looks like Google it. You can also Google

Year make model replace alternator

And look at the video tab. Someone will have a video of it. Then go back and say I looked at a video of how to replace the alternator and you don't have to touch the coolant syatem, so why did you empty mine?

There is a small possibility that he removed the radiator to get extra space for wrenches.

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Replacing alternator in 2000 oldsmobile intrigue


The book tells you to take apart the suspension but who wants to do that so I will give you what I think is an easier version and Quick version.
  1. Remove both cross braces (strut tower to the upper radiator core support).
  2. Remove air cleaner box and tube.
  3. Remove the upper engine torque mount bracket and remove it from the radiator core support.
  4. Remove the battery and the battery tray.
  5. Remove the radiator and condenser fan assembly.
  6. Remove the battery wires and clips from the alternator.
  7. Drain the overflow bottle.
  8. Remove the overflow bottle nuts and set it aside / to the back a bit.
  9. Remove the nut holding the fuse junction block and set it to the back a bit.
  10. Use a wire if you need to tie back the overflow and the fuse block out of the way of the belt.
  11. Use a ½ inch drive ratchet on the belt tenchoner and remove the serpentine belt.
  12. Alternator has 3 bolts 2 on the side of it or the front of the motor and one on the front of it / side of the motor.
  13. Remove the idler pulley next to the alternator this is bolt one.
  14. Loosen both side bolts don't remove yet.
  15. Messy part.
  16. Remove the water neck / thermostat housing and lower radiator hose.
  17. Alternator will not come out without taking this off.
  18. Pull it back out of the way.
  19. Finnish taking the front bolts out.
  20. You can now slide the alternator out to the side and up the battery area.
  21. It is tight but will come out.
  22. You should not have to replace the gasket on your thermostat housing.
  23. However be careful putting it back on do it evenly.
  24. 80 inch lbs (6.67ft lbs) to hold it on. It's not that much just good and snug.
If you got that far you should be able to put it all back right

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MY 2001 TAHOE FAILED THE SAFETY INSPECTION BECAUSE THE "IDLER" ARM HAS A "FAIR AMOUNT OF PLAY. IS THEIR ANYTHING I CAN DO SHORT OF REPLACING THE ENTIRE IDLER ARM?


yes the entire idler arm needs replacement to clear this problem.
there are many things to be checked
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http://www.2carpros.com/maintenance/car_safety_inspection.htm
you will need to remove the alternator to replace the idler arm pulley
Disconnect the negative, then the positive battery cables.
Remove the battery from the vehicle.
Remove the battery tray using the following procedure:
Remove the four battery tray bolts.
Remove the battery tray from the vehicle.
Remove the serpentine drive belt.
Remove the cooling fan assembly using the following procedure:
Remove the wishbone-shaped engine mount strut by removing the bolts and nuts at the engine mount bracket and on the upper radiator support.
Remove the strut from the vehicle.
Disconnect the cooling fan harness from the engine wiring harness.
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Remove the cooling fan shroud with the electric cooling fan motors and fans as an assembly.
Remove the thermostat housing and the radiator hose using the following procedure.
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Use hose clamp pliers to remove the heater hose clamp to the water inlet housing and disconnect the heater hose from the water inlet housing.
Use hose clamp pliers to remove the surge tank inlet hose clamp from the water inlet housing and disconnect the surge tank hose from the water inlet housing.
Remove the water inlet housing bolts and remove the water inlet housing.
Remove the outboard generator bolt and loosen the inboard bolt.
Remove the idler pulley bolt and idler pulley.
Unplug the electrical connector from the alternator.
Pull back the protective boot from the alternator "BAT" terminal, remove the nut and disconnect the heavy "BAT" wire from the alternator terminal stud.
Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
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Position the alternator to the engine.
Plug in the electrical connectors and install the heavy "BAT" wire to the alternator terminal stud. Tighten the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Press the protective boot back in place over the stud terminal and nut assembly.
Install the outboard alternator bolt into the alternator housing.
Install the inboard alternator bolt and then finger-tighten the outboard bolt.
Install the idler pulley and idler pulley bolt.
Tighten the bolts in the following torque sequence:
Tighten the idler pulley bolt to 37 ft lbs. (50 Nm).
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Inspect and clean the mating surfaces on the thermostat cover and its mounting surface on the engine.
Use RTV Sealer GM #1052366 or equivalent on the mounting bolts since the threaded openings are open to the cooling system and the torque requirement is low.
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How do i take out a alternator out of a 2000 oldsmobile intrigue


The book tells you to take apart the suspension but who wants to do that so I will give you what I think is an easier version and Quick version.

  1. Remove both cross braces (strut tower to the upper radiator core support).
  2. Remove air cleaner box and tube.
  3. Remove the upper engine torque mount bracket and remove it from the radiator core support.
  4. Remove the battery and the battery tray.
  5. Remove the radiator and condenser fan assembly.
  6. Remove the battery wires and clips from the alternator.
  7. Drain the overflow bottle.
  8. Remove the overflow bottle nuts and set it aside / to the back a bit.
  9. Remove the nut holding the fuse junction block and set it to the back a bit.
  10. Use a wire if you need to tie back the overflow and the fuse block out of the way of the belt.
  11. Use a ½ inch drive ratchet on the belt tenchoner and remove the serpentine belt.
  12. Alternator has 3 bolts 2 on the side of it or the front of the motor and one on the front of it / side of the motor.
  13. Remove the idler pulley next to the alternator this is bolt one.
  14. Loosen both side bolts don't remove yet.
  15. Messy part.
  16. Remove the water neck / thermostat housing and lower radiator hose.
  17. Alternator will not come out without taking this off.
  18. Pull it back out of the way.
  19. Finnish taking the front bolts out.
  20. You can now slide the alternator out to the side and up the battery area.
  21. It is tight but will come out.
  22. You should not have to replace the gasket on your thermostat housing.
  23. However be careful putting it back on do it evenly.
  24. 80 inch lbs (6.67ft lbs) to hold it on. It's not that much just good and snug.


IF you got that far you should be able to put it all back right.

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I have two questions. I have a 1990 4.2 liter Jeep Wrangler. It was sitting for 2 years and would jump but not charge. I replaced the alternator. Now it will charge but only to about 8-10 on the gauge....


well if u didnt yet buy a new battery. Batteries can only be charged so many times. With new alternator and battery it should be fine. Now with it sitting for 2 years im sure the radiator needs to be flushed. Change belt. Then empty the radiator fluid and run fresh water though it. I usually leave the drain plug out stick the garden hose in and let the water run with engine off till it comes out clean. But what you should do is empty it. put drain plug back in.Fill it with just plain water run it for a little while 20-25 min. let it cool. empty it again and it should clean it out. then fill it the 50/50 way. They also sell radiator cleaner. Water pump usually leaks when its bad.

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you might have either ac, alternator or power steering in the way, and have other bolts. but basically after you have all the rest of the engine removed it is easy to get the water pump off. clean all new surface area's where gaskets touch , use indian head gasket sealer, its the best kind, when you put the new water pump on the engine make sure all the old gaskets are removed and wire brush the water pump housing, use gasket sealer, let it dry ,then put all the hoses back on, the power steering, alternator etc, all back in place, fill up the radiator, let it get to 190% temp, and make sure the thermostat opens, then you know everythings working,

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