Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Location of grounding strap 2004 sunfire?

Battery light comes on after starting, goes out, then comes back on. alternator check out good. Battery was in need of replacing, did so. however Battery light still comes on. was told by a few people the grounding strap may be the problem? I just am not sure of it's location?

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.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 511 Answers

The main ground runs from the battery to the starter and there are many ground wires throughout the vehicle,but I don't thing this will be a ground issue as the alternator is grounded by the bolts holding it mounted to the engine.It is more likely the internal regulator in the alternator failing in my opinion.

Posted on May 08, 2017

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:

3 Answers

2000 Pontiac sunfire dash lights coming on and gauges randomly go crazy


Sounds like the connection on the back side of the instrument panel may have come loose.

Nov 13, 2014 | 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

2004 Acura TSX battery light comes on then turns off. Comes on it I hit the brakes as well then turns back off.


Sounds like a loose connection somewhere.. Check your battery connections, (clean dry and tight) check your ground connections, body and engine ground, (clean rust free & tight) check the wires ging to the alternator, have someonE watch the light while you gently wiggle the wires at the alternator, while running.. WATCH OUT - MOVING PARTS, BELT CAN GRAB LOOSE CLOTHES TIES OR LONG HAIR.
Good luck

Aug 15, 2013 | 2004 Acura TSX

1 Answer

My '91 ford festiva will start and run when jumped but will die when the lights or radio is used replaced the altnator already and batteriy is good idk whats wrong can anyone help


You or someone will have to figure out why your new alternator is doing absolutely nothing. Not only is it not putting out enough power to run all the car's electrical systems, it is also not charging the battery, so you could start it next time off the battery and not have to get it jumped. With it not working, the car has to use battery power to run everything, and when you use lights, or radio, or any accessory, the battery runs down even quicker.
One reason alternators don't work is loose or poor connections between the battery and alternator. You could remove your battery cables (check them, if they look old or worn badly, replace) from the battery (negative first) and clean the cable ends and the battery posts till the metal is shiny clean. Do the same for the negative cable to frame ground point. Then check the big cable end on the starter, make sure it is tight. Put the cables back on-positive first, negative last, then move to the alternator and check the connections there for a clean tight connection. A couple of other ground points you could check is the engine to frame ground-somewhere on the engine is a ground strap bolted to engine metal and the other end will ground on the car frame or on the firewall in back of engine. If this ground is lost, strange electrical problems may result. One more ground: often the engine and computer wiring harness will have a ground wire coming out of the harness-a short wire-and may be grounded around the top of engine-many cars do have this visible ground, so check for it and check if a good ground.
If you do all this, and still no help, cheeck all your fuses in the under hood fuse block-sometimes there is an alternator fuse there, a big maxi-fuse. Check if good, check all fuses. If no help, you likely need a mechanic or shop to figure it out. Good luck. Hope you find it.

Jan 07, 2013 | 1991 Ford Festiva

1 Answer

Intermittent battery light/airbag light/car died but now starts fine


diodes in alternator are leaking (back feed), more when hot. needs alternator or fan belt loose..

Dec 15, 2012 | 2004 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Hi! I have a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier and the battery light is coming on. The light goes off when I come to a stop, but once my car hits about 40 mph, it comes back on. I had the battery tested and the...


It sounds like the alternator is going bad. I reccommend pulling the alternator and having it checked out, most auto stores do this as a free service. There could also be another problem on the rpm thing but I would start with alternator and inspect all other pulleys that the belt rides with. Good luck.

Sep 11, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Charging system goes from 14.4 volts to 11 volts intermittantly


First Check battery to motor and battery to body ground for corossion. Also check motor to body ground strap. Lack of good ground can cause all kinds of electrical problems. Also check altenator belt for slipping. If grounds are ok and belt is good have alternator and battery checked.

Nov 23, 2010 | 1999 Ford F150 Regular Cab

3 Answers

Battery light comes on while driving in my 2003 ford escape but we tested the voltage and it is good on both the alternator and battery. What else could it be?


Check battery to motor and battery to body ground bolts for corossion, also check motor to body ground strap for corossion. Bad ground can cause all kinds of electrical gremlins

Sep 08, 2010 | 2003 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Battery not charging - have had alternator and battery checked and both are good. suspect regulator in computer, but do not know how to verify this


Nope , voltage regulator is inside alternator.
Does your charge light come on , if not , I suspect a broken ground wire or strap at the alternator.
No ground = no charge and no warning light.

Nov 08, 2009 | Chrysler Town and Country Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Dash board light off


Look for a bad ground to the chassey, likely by the battery, starter or transmission. Clean the ground straps by removing the bolts to the body, then wire brush the area before reconnecting. Spray with WD-40 to inhibit future rust. Also, check voltage by the alternator to see if it is 14 volts DC when running. It should be around that by the battery as well. The on board computers and electronics are very sensitive to low voltage, flagging lots of problems when the alternator is failing, or battery is old or failing and lastly if the chassey isn't grounded well.

Aug 27, 2008 | 2004 Honda Accord

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

Related Topics:

24 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75744 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...