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Generator light on 1996 jeep cherokee. what does

Generator light on 1996 jeep cherokee. what does it mean? Jeep will not charge. I can jump start and run for couple of hours and then turn off. When I try to restart, the battery is dead and no lights.

Where do I begin to troubleshoot this problem?

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First clean the battery terminals & their connection to the battery. Check to see if the alternator belt is tight. Once started, connect an amp. meter to thebattery terminals. Black to black, red to red. If the reading is over 13.2, alternator is charging. If it is not, change the alternator. If it is over 13.2, you may need a new battery. Have a load test done at any reputable automotive store. Hope this helps & if it does please do the right thing & recommend this advice. Thanks

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You don't have to trouble shoot, change the alternator, it's not charging the battery, that's why your generator light is on.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

  • daniel Aug 15, 2013

    not true alt may be good if it is you have problems like pcm use the green wire to tell alt to charge battery if wire is broke or rusted gen light comes on also the voltage regulator need to be checked,so if battery and alt is good check these two things

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