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I have a 2006 Grand Prix GT my charging system failure pops up every so often after i replaced the alternator dont know why this is happening after replacing the alternator I have never seen this msg before now i replace my battery which was good still cleaned the battery terminals so far now msg but what could this mean?

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Make sure your belt is tight next might try resetting your ECM.

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The can be caused by something as simple as corroded battery terminals. Check them first. If they are all crusty clean them and reattach them. I spray mine with white grease to keep them from corroding again.

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Hello! The problem you are experiencing is most likely due to a fautly or malfunctioning alternator. You can take the car to any major auto parts store, and they can do a FREE charging system test which will tell you if your alternator is operating (and charging the battery) properly, as well as if your battery is accepting the incoming charge from the alternator.

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