Question about 2003 Cadillac Escalade

1 Answer

Battery not charging light came on...what is the problem? Battery or alternator or something elses?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 3,072 Answers

Jump the vehicle and then disconnect the battery if it continues to run then it is the battery, if not then the alternator. An auto parts store will check the charging system free of charge and if the battery needs to be replaced they will install the new battery when purchased from them. Tim

Posted on May 28, 2011

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

iadame
  • 676 Answers

SOURCE: my battery will not hold a charge...

Several things to check. If you can get to the alternator, remove the wire that goes from the battery to the alternator. Check to see if it drains it over naight. If it doesn't then it is the alternator. If it still drains then there is another problem and not the alternator. It could even be the solenoid staying "engaged" on the starter. could even be as little as the glove box light staying on due to a broken switch. Will be glad to give more pointers.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: Dead battery. Alternator is charging, but the

check the fuse box, fuse #19 -

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

michigan man
  • 3533 Answers

SOURCE: "battery not charging"

first when was the last time the drive belt was replaced? replace the drive belt first then have the alternator tested if the belt did not help the problem

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

jgwhomeequip
  • 1902 Answers

SOURCE: 1998 Suzuki Esteem with charging problems

Very easy job, but i would recommenend taking the alt out and going to a local auto parts store and checking it to make sure it is ok or bad first then buy one

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: "Altenor & Battery

I had the same exact problem on my 1995 lincoln after I had a stereo installed,and what I found was that the battery cable come from the battery on the positive side going to the (igniton relay)I'm not sure what its exactly called but it's mounted on the passenger fenderwell,well the nut was loose because the installer forgot to tighten it down before the car left the shop.So when I got in my car and went to start it, the connection was just strong enough to start but once the car was driving down the road and hitting bumps in the road causing it to become disconnected and the dash cluster started going crazy because the connection was making contact then coming off then make contact again and so on.......I hope this helps.

Posted on May 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Check engine light is on


The check engine light could relate to something else - not your battery or alternator.

If your battery isn't charging from the alternator an illuminated battery symbol would appear.

It could be many things - low oil level, low coolant level, low windscreen washer fluid level. It could even be an electronic 'fault' - which a computerised diagnostic check would identify.

If the battery warning light is illuminated the first thing you should do is to check the tension of the alternator belt. You say that a new battery and alternator have been fitted? Take it to an auto electrician - he should identify any fault within minutes.

Jan 22, 2016 | 1994 Dodge Caravan

2 Answers

Alternator checks out good and battery checks out good but alternator does not charge battery is there somethin g else I can check


You have to make sure that you are getting power to the alternator. It could be something as simple as a blown fuse in the power distribution center.

Jul 14, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Brake and battery light on new battery and alternator installed


Wouldn't be a fuse, but it seems as if the alternator is still not putting out normal power, or else your battery has a problem taking a charge. Better have the battery tested for a dead cell. also see what a voltmeter says about alternator output now. If you have an electrical problem in the wiring somewhere or in the alt. charging controls, then possibly one or more of the diodes in the alternator may got burnt out. That means the alternator puts out less power.
On some newer cars, the engine computer, pcm, controls the rate of charge of the alternator. So you have to be careful diagnosing -know how your system operates. That's why mechanics always ask for year, make, model, and engine size if applicable.

Mar 18, 2017 | 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1 Answer

My alternator isn't charging and three dash lights


Does your speedometer and odometer work on yours? Becuase mine dont just a thought... if it does just narrowing it down

Dec 23, 2011 | 1991 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

1997 mitsubishi diamante alternator light goes on and off . It works fine for a while then the charging light comes back on and the battery goes dead. when light is off I get 14.2 v when light is on it...


Check your ground wires. Sometimes the ground wire to the alternator needs to be grounded better and will cause this issue. Also make sure that the negative to the battery post and to the engine block is grounded completely. If the alternator is charging at 14.2 volts then it is good and your problem is something else to do with electrical. The other thing that you can always do if you wanted to double check is take the alternator off the vehicle take it into a auto parts store and have them test it for free.

Jun 07, 2011 | 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage

1 Answer

'alternator Workshop!' warning along with the battery light keep popping up. The battery is good and the alternator seems to be working correctly. What else can this be?


If the voltage regulator is charging too high or too low or one or more of the diodes in the diode trio are burnt out and not functioning, the battery or alternator light will pop up.

This indicates that the charging system has something amiss, unfortunately.

Jun 26, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

2 Answers

I have a brand new battery in my 2000 Honda Civic & the car will not start now. The battery was installed 2 days ago & the car started just fine & ran fine, but then I didn't drive it for 2...


Check the function of the alternator. Charge the battery with a battery charger or jump start the engine. While the engine is running use a voltmeter to check the voltage at the battery posts. Red to + and black to -. You should have between 13.5 − 16 volts. If you do not the alternator is bad or the drive belt is loose. If the alternator checks ok then something is on that is drawing power from the battery and running it down. Check under hood, trunk, glove box, and interior lights. Can also be a brake light switch causing the brake lights to stay on. In rare cases it can also be a stuck relay such as a power window relay. From you description I think you will find the alternator is ok and your problem is something is on and running the battery down.

Jan 06, 2010 | 2000 Honda Civic

2 Answers

Volts Light


This is caused by the Alternator. Also, Check the Belt for Tightness.

Jan 21, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Mini

1 Answer

"battery not charging"


first when was the last time the drive belt was replaced? replace the drive belt first then have the alternator tested if the belt did not help the problem

Jan 18, 2009 | 2003 GMC Sierra 1500

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Cadillac Escalade Logo

853 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cadillac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7754 Answers

Are you a Cadillac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...