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Alternator was replaced, battery charged no power to vehicle not even lights will come on

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Check your fuses, most likely its your battery terminals though. Sand it down to clean it off and put them back on. Hope this helps!

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Why won't my 2000 Ford Expedition turn on. Is the battery dead when lights won't come on or it won't light up inside. Dash won't light up. Nothing comes on.

IF you have no power then 99.99999% the battery will be dead. So it will either need to be charged if it will still hold a charge or it will need to be replaced. There may also be other issues(see 2) but that is where to begin.

You might also try and start the vehicle using jumper leads connected to another vehicle. After the leads are connected properly , start the engine in the other vehicle and then try to start your engine. You do not always need to start the other car but you will if the battery fitted to the other vehicle has insufficient cranking amps to turn over the starter motor in your car. If your vehicle starts and you have normal power to lights and accessories once your engine is running (and you are disconnected from the other vehicle) then you know your battery is possibly the only issue.

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2. However, your alternator must also be providing power to the vehicle when it is running and the alternator also charges the battery whilst your engine is running.. If the alternator is faulty and not generating the power supply, your battery will be the only power source and it will run down very rapidly. In your case(with a 2000 model vehicle) I would definitely have the alternator checked to ensure it is generating the required power because eventually these components do fail and need to be replaced.


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How do you turn off the battery indicator light on my dash?

Contrary to popular belief, the battery light can be on even if the battery and alternator appear to be working fine. It is located in such a place as to indicate effective charging. What that means is that even if the battery is good and the alternator is outputting voltage (and current), the lamp lights to indicate that the vehicle is consuming more power than the alternator is producing. This is important since once running, if the alternator cannot supply all the vehicle's power needs, the battery is drawn on for the remainder, and will suffer draining as such. Most manufacturers provide alternators that produce more than enough power to operate their vehicles, but many owners add additional high-power audio systems and other items that can overwhelm the factory unit.

You said the alternator was "tested"....was it load tested, or did they simply hook a voltmeter to it while the engine was running and saw 14.5 volts? This is important since a failing alternator may regulate its voltage properly, but may fall far short of the output current (power) needed to operate the vehicle.

It is possible that there could be a defect in the battery amp circuit, but it is such a simple circuit that I would be more suspect of a charging system issue than I would of a faulty battery light. And no, there is no reset for it - as soon as the power balance returns to the positive side (car needs less than is produced), it will go out all by itself.

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What is the issue? Is there a charge warning indicator? If you can start the vehicle by jumping it, then check the alternator charging voltage to your vehicle's battery. If it is below 12.5 volts, then replace the alternator. If it is above 12.5 volts, and even normally around 14 volts, then your vehicle's battery could be at fault and is not storing power.

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2002 Honda crv headlights were left on, they were turned off before battery drained, started fine in morning but on the way to work power drained down until vehicle died, replaced battery and now battery...

Check to see if alternator is charging. Battery light is an indicator that your alternator is not charging. Start engine use multimeter at battery 20 v dc or if autorange meter just dc. engine at idle the battery should read 14 - 14.5 volts. if not replace alternator.

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Car wont start light are dim, car making clicking noise when trying to start and electric windows wont let up or down

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Alternator was replaced now battery needs charging but only gives one hour of working

If the vehicle is not even running or begins to die after as you say an hour that means you still have a charging problem. basically the only reason the battery is there is to start the vehicle. The alternator/charging system is what runs the electrical system in the vehicle. In the power distribution box (a fancy name for a fuse box) under the hood of the vehicle there is a fuse for your charging system. Below is a picture of the layout of the fuses in the panel under the hood of the vehicle in the engine compartment. I marked the fuse you need to check. It's a 15 amp fuse and will cause the same thing as if the alternator was bad. I hope this helps.


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1991 Park Avenue: new battiery will not hold charge...

Check the following to see if your cars electrical system is causing a power drain.

*Make sure all headlights and interior lights, and accessories are off when vehicle is not in use.

*Have your alternator professionally tested to make sure the built in power regulator is not going bad. Also check that the alternator is putting out a proper charge during vehicle operation. (Use a digital multimeter, touch the test leads to the battery terminals while the car is running RED to positive+ and BLACK to negative-, being careful you don't cross the two and never let positive and negative touch. Multimeter should read 14 volts DC with the car running. If it reads under 14 volts, replace the alternator.

*Check for a bad grounding wire (usually the negative battery cable), if it's cracked, frayed, or bare wire is exposed replace it right away. It can drain the battery if the bare wire touches the metal of the vehicle.

* If your car is equipped with the twilight sentinel (automatic headlight feature) shut it off manually when your done using your car for the day. If the twilight sentinel is going bad, it can draw battery power even if the headlights are off.

*Have a test performed to make sure you don't have a faulty ignition switch. This can draw power even with the ignition key off.

*If all of the above test good, you likely have defective battery. Replace battery. Feel free to contact me if problems persist.

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Battery light stays on

dear friend-it sounds to me that your vehicle is only running on battery power.i believe you alternator is not charging as it charges threw the light when it is of,have the alternator tested

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Hi, I can't tell you exactly what is wrong because there is too much involved at this point, what with 2 shops working with it, but I can give you some advise on what else to check. On the alternators and the wiring that supports them a small volt charge is taken off one of the slip rings, where the brushes ride, for the purpose of turning out the light. As I remember, this is a yellow wire that runs back to the dash.

To the alternator, it would be one of the wires that plug into the side of the alternator case.

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