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Car would not start, replaced battery and car is not charging battery. Why won't car charge battery?

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  • dpage117 Jan 02, 2011

    Where is alternator located on the 2006 Ford Five Hundred engine?

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Sounds like the alternator is not charging the battery properly,, this could be caused by either a bad alternator or a loose alternator belt.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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The instructions for installing a new alternator usually read to fully charge the battery (12.3 - 12.8 volt range). Otherwise, the alternator will be damaged when it initializes. I have seen some extreme damage result from installing a new alternator with a low-charge battery. The torque required to turn an alternator when damaged in this scenario is unbelieveable!

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SOURCE: stumped can get this car to start

if its auto check inhibitor switch also check ignition switch and all fuses

Posted on May 26, 2008

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SOURCE: car won,t charge the battery the alt is good i had it checked

depending on the year model of your car the voltage regulator is intergrated in the pcm

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: battery charge light comes on a few minutes after car starts

Couple of things to check, first this may be nothing more than a belt that has loosened or stretched after the install.There should only be about a quarter of an inch stretch in the belt between pulleys. Caution - only check with engine stopped!!! The alternator causes a strong resistance when it is producing electric power, so slippage is to be checked first. Second, if the battery light comes on and off; it maybe acting in error. Get a multi-meter and check the battery voltage with car and ignition shut off. With the meter set on 12volt bat, place the black probe on the negative side of battery or ground and the red probe on the positive side of battery. If you get a reading of 12.66 v the battery is being charged and is full. If you get 12.45 you have a 50% charged battery. If less the alternator wiring needs further checking into as there maybe issues with wiring or the alternator itself. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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