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Well when I first got the car I had no problems, then I had started having problems with the car staying on and the lights flickering. So I had it checked and thats when I had found out that I had to change the alternator. Then it was working well, now I have some what the similar problem the lights are flickering and the car starts locking up. But I had also changed the negative terminal that was also causing a weak electrical charge to the alternator. But still having the problem with the charge to the car. I even had the battery checked and was at 62% and they fully recharged it and the car ws working fine and now I have check charging system on the message box in the car. Also my old battery only lasted up to one year and a couple of months before. The new one is already a year and one month I believe, I had heard of something like if the battery has a dead cell in it there can be a poor charge. What can be the problem.?

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You'll need to get a voltmeter hooked up to your battery terminals and monitor the voltage when engine is off, as well as when running, and with accessories running as well, like AC, or Heater and stereo etc. I suspect that the alternator is not charging properly. The big thing here, is it may be intermittent and hard to catch. Make sure all connections at battery and alternator are clean and tight. By checking voltage prior to starting car, you will be able to see what, if any difference the alternator makes when vehicle running, as well as under load when accessories are on. When running the voltage should increase showing that it's charging, but monitor it for a while, in case it doesn't act up immediately.Be sure to check belt tension, and condition of belt as well. If it's worn, or has poor tension, it can cause intermittent charging problems as well.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

  • Tisha Garcia Jul 22, 2010

    That sounds like it could be the belt. But I cant check the voltage on the car while its running because I can't turn the car on once I turn the key to start the engine it doesnt turn on.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jul 22, 2010

    I must have understood wrong, I thought it would run with a boost, or charged battery.? Is this not correct?

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