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I took off the alternator and the battery because my chargeing light stays on. Had them both tested and was told that there is a short in my charging system. How can that be diagnosed. Both the battery and the alternator where both bad. 1989 Toyota Camry

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  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    Thank you. That will be done when i replace the parts

  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    Thanks again

  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    Rate it as top notch. I think I need to keep my car in this day and age of tight money and all that

  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    I took the alternator and battery both to an auto parts store and had then tested. Turns out that the alternator was bad. I had installed that myself about a year or so ago. All the signs pointed to it, but just wanted to be sure. Thanks for your help again.

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Well the charging system is simply a wire from the alternator to the battery .. the only short there could possibly be is that wire and to fix is to replace the wire (thats is the positive wire) the negative is the car body as a ground so that cant cause a short.
A bad alternator can damage a battery what was your charging voltage ?? once its between 13.5 to 14.2 you should have been fine. The charge light eighter meant a f ailing battery or alternator that was lower than 13.5 (which would not damage the battery) or highter than 14.2 (which would kill the battery). It could also be (very rare though) if you have an external regulator or rectifier (which most modern cars dont)..
anyway considering both alternator and battery failed (replace alternator . battery and wire from alternator to battery and you should be fine.)

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  • Rishi Roshan Ali Apr 04, 2011

    no problem, if you need need more help please feel free to ask, dont forget to rate the solution and leave a feedback.

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Apr 05, 2011

    No problem anytime... Btw just thought you should know if you plan on using back that same battery and its a sealed maintenance free battery ,, dont expect your full life cycle from it. To make it last longer get it trickle charged before using it back, A local mechanic or autozone can do this for you. Tell them u need the same type of charge as they would a deep cycle marine battery. The trickle charge. Do not fast charge it. You can let it charge in your car but it will never charge fully,

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