Question about Mitsubishi Lancer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i think it is the alternator because the idiot light is connected to your regulator of your alternator. it is an indication that your alternator is not charging anymore.
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Posted on Nov 08, 2008
Couple of things to check, first this may be nothing more than a belt that has loosened or stretched after the install.There should only be about a quarter of an inch stretch in the belt between pulleys. Caution - only check with engine stopped!!! The alternator causes a strong resistance when it is producing electric power, so slippage is to be checked first. Second, if the battery light comes on and off; it maybe acting in error. Get a multi-meter and check the battery voltage with car and ignition shut off. With the meter set on 12volt bat, place the black probe on the negative side of battery or ground and the red probe on the positive side of battery. If you get a reading of 12.66 v the battery is being charged and is full. If you get 12.45 you have a 50% charged battery. If less the alternator wiring needs further checking into as there maybe issues with wiring or the alternator itself. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 27, 2009
Are you sure the alternator isnt "over" charging? if not, you may have a "loose" connection somewhere with the cables, or a malfunction in the dash cluster. Also, are you positive the battery is forsure good?
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
It can be as simple as the funny belt tensioner on the alternator!
I hope you got a simple volt meter to check the voltage.
12.8-13.6V is a health battery.
Get someone to help you to put tension on alt. belt.
If it does not look good then change it.
Double check all belts.
The should not give over 1/2" I like to keep them 1/3" of less.
Tighten all connections.
Pull spark plug cap one at at time to check for corrosion.
The coil can cause a lot of problem.
Spend time to grounding and secure all coil boot.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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