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The alternator was replaced, now the engine turns over but the ca

The battery light came on. I went and had the battery and alternator tested. The alternator was bad and I replaced it. Now the engine turns and I can smell fuel but it wont turn over.

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Then you have to check the fuel filter ,fuel lines and the fuel pump . Its not that its been affected when the battery and the alternator got problem .Its another kind of problem and sometimes its not good for the car to have even small leak.

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The battery light came on checked battery it was dead so I replaced it with a new one the battery light will not go off????


-sound like you're already replace the battery. did you...?
-If so it's okay. Looks like the problem is the alternator no charging.
-Here is the basic way to test by yourself.
-Turn on the car, let it run to normal idle then Use ohm meter to check power at battery terminal. If you get 12.5 or below. the problem is the alternator. Or take it to auto zone to check for you.

Good Luck


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Nov 10, 2014 | 2005 Jeep Liberty

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Okay, so I bought a 2001 Ford Focus zx3 5 speed, and when I went to go test drive it, the alternator went (so I thought). anyway, he lowered the price, and I still got it and replaced the alternator. about...


your alternator is still under warranty get a new one, based on your info thats the problem, just make sure when installing the new one the battery polarity is correct because that is one cause of damaging the alternator, reversed polarity will burn regulator ic, once you have installed the new alternator run the engine on idle remove one of the battery connector if the engine still run it means the alternator is charging, if engine stops check wiring connection

Mar 16, 2014 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2001 buick century limited...I started my mother-in-laws car after sitting for 6 months..It started right up and I let it run for about 45 minutes....the car instruments and gauges all went...


How are you testing in the vehicle ? Just volt meter on battery post's while vehicle running ? Fuse an fusible link good ? Have turn on signal from the PCM - engine computer ? Any DTC'S stored in the PCM ?

Mar 28, 2017 | 1997 Buick Riviera

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Lights dim at stop and brighten on go


I think the battery is shot

Is it over 5 years old replace it
then test the alternator output

Doubt the alterntor is bad the battery
won't hold a charge that is why your
lights are so dim,too much resistance
in battery cells

Jan 22, 2013 | 2002 Toyota Sequoia

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Red battery shaped warning dash light on now car won't start no battery no blinkers


The battery ran out of power because the alternator is not charging it.
Have the alternator output tested and take a look at the fuses.

Jul 27, 2012 | Hyundai Cars & Trucks

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1999 Toyota Tacoma battery keeps dying


This is easy to test but you need a multimeter. Connect the multimeter to the battery and run the engine at a fast idle (say 2000 rpm). You should get a voltage reading anywhere from 14 to 15 volts if the battery is fully charged and the alternator is working. If the reading is around 12 volts, then the alternator is not working.

Jul 09, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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My 2005 Pontiac Sunfire has had several problems over the past couple of months. When I was driving all my gages went to zero when I would start to break. After I started moving again they would go up....


Your car's symptoms (voltage fluctuations under load that shouldn't happen) seem to
strongly indicate that your voltage regulator has failed. The voltage regulator is the component
that regulates voltage coming from the alternator, and which is supplied to the rest of the car.
Your new belt tensioner indicates to me (and should have to your mechanic) that the
alternator and/or voltage regulator weren't able to operate properly, and a faulty belt tensioner
has killed more than one car's alternator/voltage regulator.
Your do not need new headlights. Do fix the turn signals.

In the 2005 Sunfire, the voltage regulator is an integral component of the alternator, and is
not separately serviceable. So your 2005 Sunfire needs a new alternator.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire Alternator - Duralast Part Number: DL2305-15-4 $199.99 available at:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/2005-Pontiac-Sunfire/Alternator/_/N-jmqtpZ93xme

The national parts chains (Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Pep Boys) will (for free) administer
a "Charging System Test." Which will telly you for sure that your alternator/voltage regulator
is bad. Do this before replacing alternator, since its a pricy part in the 05 Sunfire.

Just in case, Here's the 2005 Sunfire manual entry on (a) Diagnosis & testing the alternator, and
(b) replacement of the alternator

Alternator replacement is a do-it-yourself project, though you may need to get a
"Serpentine Belt Kit" on your favorite parts store's loan-a-tool program to remove/re-install the serpentine (drive) belt.
======================================================================
Diagnosis & Testing - 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Alternator


Alternator Load Test

1. With the engine running, turn on the blower motor and the high beams ( or other electrical accessories to place a load on the charging system).

2. Increase and hold engine speed to 2000 rpm.

3. Measure the voltage reading at the battery.

4. The voltage should increase at least 0.5 volts from the voltage test. If the voltage does not meet specifications, the charging system is malfunctioning.
NOTE
Usually under and overcharging is caused by a defective alternator, or its related parts (voltage regulator), and replacement will fix the problem; however, faulty wiring and other problems can cause the charging system to malfunction. Many automotive parts stores have alternator bench testers available for use by customers. An alternator bench test is the most definitive way to determine the condition of your alternator.




Alternator No-Load Test

1. Connect a tachometer to the engine.
CAUTION
Ensure that the transmission is in Park and the emergency brake is set. Blocking a wheel is optional and an added safety measure.


2. Turn off all electrical loads (radio, blower motor, wipers, etc.)

3. Start the engine and increase engine speed to approximately 1500 rpm.

4. Measure the voltage reading at the battery with the engine holding a steady 1500 rpm. Voltage should have raised at least 0.5 volts, but no more than 2.5 volts.

5. If the voltage does not go up more than 0.5 volts, the alternator is not charging. If the voltage goes up more than 2.5 volts, the alternator is overcharging.
NOTE
Usually under and overcharging is caused by a defective alternator, or its related parts (regulator), and replacement will fix the problem; however, faulty wiring and other problems can cause the charging system to malfunction. Many automotive parts stores have alternator bench testers available for use by customers. An alternator bench test is the most definitive way to determine the condition of your alternator.


6. If the voltage is within specifications, proceed to the next test.



Voltage Test

1. Make sure the engine is OFF , and turn the headlights on for 15-20 seconds to remove any surface charge from the battery.

2. Using a DVOM set to volts DC, probe across the battery terminals.

3. Measure the battery voltage.

4. Write down the voltage reading and proceed to the next test.



Removal & Installation - 2005 Pontiac Sunfire Alternator


2.2L (VIN 4) Engines

1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.

2. Remove or disconnect the following:

Negative battery cable

Accessory drive belt

Alternator mounting bolts

Alternator electrical connectors

Alternator





To install:

1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.

Alternator. Torque the upper bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and the lower bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).

Alternator electrical connectors

Accessory drive belt

Negative battery cable





2.2L (VIN F) Engines

1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.

2. Remove or disconnect the following:

Negative battery cable

Accessory drive belt

Alternator mounting bolts

Alternator electrical connectors

Alternator





To install:

1. Install or connect the following:

Alternator. Torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).

Alternator electrical connectors

Accessory drive belt

Negative battery cable

Sep 05, 2011 | 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

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Just got my transmission replaced, now it SEEMS like my alternator is out. when i got my car back, the battery light was on and flickering. one day i went to the store, when i cane back out and started my...


HAVE YOUR ALTERNATOR TSTED AT A PARTS STORE
YOU SHOULD GET BATTERY TESTED ALSO
WHEN VOLTAGE GOES DOWN IT WILL SHUT OFF COMPUTER
CAUSING CAR ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN SOMETIME JUST SITTING THE BATTERY COULD
RECUPERATE A BIT TO LET ENGINE START AGAIN BUT ALL POINTS TO ALTERNATOR

Apr 19, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Cougar

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How do i test my alternator to make sure it still works good


Start the engine and turn on all your lights and your a/c blower on high. You should have 13 to 14.5 volts at your battery, if you have less then 13 volts. Then you have a weak alternator or faulty voltage regulator, to test the regulator, turn everything off and check the voltage again with the engine running. You should have 13 to 14.5 volts again, if anything different as to being too high or low, then you have a faulty regulator which is built in to the alternator so your still going to have to replace it. To test the battery, you should have 11.5 to 12 volts with everything off and engine not running.
Good luck and hope this help. A battery older then 4 years may no long be able to hold a charge and will need to be replaced. A bad battery will cause the alternator to fail much quicker then a good battery.
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Mar 16, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet S-10 CA Edition

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My battery went dead bcause it needed water so I put water in it.


It sounds like the alternator is bad but have it tested before you replace it. if you have a meter you can check the voltage with the engine running and the lights on. the volts at the battery should be just at 13.8v dc. If the voltage drops below 11.5v dc with the engine running and the lights on then the alternator is most likely bad. hope this helped. Good luck.

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