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2001 oldsmobile intrigue 3.5 L, Alternator/Battery problems. While driving the battery light came on and so did other lights. My car died in my drive way. So I bought a new battery, and rebuilt the alternator. Not sure what was happening. I changed both out and my battery light is still coming on and the car is lose power after driving 5-10 minutes. Any advise?

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The battery light coming on means the charging system cannot manage the demand on the system - i.e weak battery, defective alternator, bad regulator...
Changing parts doesn't necessarily mean the replacements are working. Measure the voltage on the battery with the car running, you should see 13.7 to 15.1 volts. Turn on the headlamps, rear defogger, etc (put the system under load), you should stay in the same range.
Assuming all of your electrical connections are good, the symptoms point to the alternator/regulator - these are integrated into one unit.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 oldsmobile intrigue, won't keep a charge?

This is my second oldsmobile i have owned. Now there is two positive connections right above where the battery is make sure they are free of rust and they are tight be careful not to over tighten nuts. Oldsmobile's are terrible for those external positive posts.

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