Question about 1990 Buick Century

1 Answer

I CHANGE THE ALTERNATOR BUT THE CAR LEAVES ME STRANDED WITH NO CHARGE IN THE BATTERY. I AM GOING CRAZY WITH TOW BILLS.

Posted by on

Ad

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.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Buick Master
  • 1,619 Answers

Have you changed the battery as the alternator works in conjunction with it. Also go buy a cheap multimeter and with battery in and charge check what fuses are drawing power when off. I would think it is power locks, and aftermarket stereo or power antenna.

Posted on May 14, 2010

Ad

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

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Alternator went out, truck died, Towed on hauler. Replaced alternator and now gages go crazy Codes are B1676, C1226, P0460 and P1000 I read if its driven the syst1em will reset itself. Is this true?


If the battery voltage is low it will set codes that are not prudent. It is not a good idea to charge a dead battery with the alternator as it causes the alternator to run at high amperage.Charge the battery, clear codes and retry

Apr 11, 2015 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Charge light comes on what does it mean


Hello Victor, A charge light means the alternator is not charging the battery. It could be caused by a loose or broken alternator belt. Or a bad alternator or voltage regulator. I would get it looked at before it leaves you stranded with a dead battery.

Mar 23, 2015 | 1985 Dodge 600

1 Answer

Cranks and then leaves u stranded


if it's not a battery problem. Replace your crank

Jan 02, 2014 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Brake light and battery lights are on in a 2006 nissan quest


This just happened to us. While driving the Brake and Battery light went on. These signs do point to the alternator not charging. Eventually car wouldnt accelerate. What happened is that our alternator belt fell off. 5 hours after being towed belt was changed and we drove off... turn on the a/c and loud squeal! Turn off a/c and its gone. Back at the shop were told the a/c unit seized somewhere causing the alternator belt to snap while we were driving down the highway (Apparently they share a pulley or something.. still gotta look that up as soon as we get back home) Both lights went on because the alternator wasnt charging. Cant turn on a/c for the rest of the trip or were stranded for hours again. Check ur belts, pullies, a/c unit and test alternator.. hope this helps u guys

Jun 23, 2012 | 2006 Nissan Quest

1 Answer

I believe my alternator is faulty but i can not have it fixed until friday. I have a optima battery that is allowing my vehicle to continue to drive . Is it ok to drive until friday or should i wait.


You technically can drive but, you won't get far. Your alternator keeps your battery charged. Without charging ,the battery will go dead soon and leave you stranded. I recommend not driving it.

Mar 29, 2011 | Buick Roadmaster Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Had the red battery light come in 323i car still drives what does this mean


You likely have a battery and/or alternator problem. Most auto supply stores will do checks on both items, usually at no charge.

Oct 14, 2009 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer

1987 Jeep wrangler fires up, but stalls after 1 or 2 seconds


when you take alternator out of play. the vehicle runs. i would be replacing the alt. these units are complex containing modules, regulators that can give you erratic problems, but i think u answered your own question alternator


hope2help shack

ps. good mechanic wont leave you stranded

Apr 17, 2009 | 1987 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

My 2002 camry battery light came on and it is hard to stear


Yes sounds like a belt broke and no i would tow it with out the alternator charging the battery it will go dead in a few mins and leave you stranded

Jan 14, 2009 | 2002 Toyota Camry

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Buick Century Logo

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6918 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...