Ok first let me tell you i replaced the starter and the battery and had the alternator checked three times and i passed all three times. after that it started and ran fine for about a day. now it wont start like the battery is dead but i can jump it but when i do i let it run for a while but if i shut it off it wont start again until i jump it. but if i let it run for a while about twenty min to be exact it will fade and die but while its fading i will hit the gas and it will start popping like and exhaust pop but from under the hood please help me
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Looks like you burnt the fuseable link from the alternator . you need to check the voltage at the back of the alternator on the red heavy wire with the battery fully charged and key off you should have battery volts at this terminal and if there is voltage you need to put a load on that wire with a 12 volt light bulb. . the bottom line is your charging system isnt working . so we need to find where it has lost its connection. let me know if this doesnt work and ill send a wiring diagram with directions.
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Take your battery somewhere and have it load tested. If it tests good it has to be your starter. The alternator has to be working or you would have a dead battery all the time. Unless you are putting it on a charger or jumping it.
have the starter checked out it sounds like a draw from the starter. if it has a dead short in it , it will cause your light to come on also. was the problem with my fathers, most parts stores can check the starter for free after you get it off.
hello, it sounds like the alternator is the problem, most auto parts stores can check the alternator/charging system at no charge without removing it from the truck, I'm sure you will find that the alternator needs to be replaced.
It may not be the starter. The battery could have a weak or dead cell in it and not holding a charge.
The alternator could be bad and charging the battery.
If you have a volt meter, or can get one, with the car running, put the leads from the meter to the battery terminals, red positive, black ground.
Put the meter switch to 12 volts. If the meter reads 14 to 15 volts, the alternator is ok, below that it isn't charging. If it does read 14 to 15 volts, replace the battery.
By the way, the starter is ok, or it wouldn't have started with a jump.
It's more a battery/alternator issue. Clean the battery terminals first and see if that makes a difference.
I would first have the alternator checked by an auto electrician to ensure it is working correctly and is providing the correct volume of current. It may be faulty and when driving you will be drawing battery power instead of power from the alternator to run the electrics. This will drain the battery.
Alternators do not last forever and if you are still running the original unit it is likely to be on it's last legs and you will need a replacement unit.
The bid cable on the starter may have had another wire on it that the alternator charges the battery threw,it may not have got reconnected,or the fusible link in that wire may have burned into.Or plain and simple the alternator went out.Check these things out and remove the alternator and have it check out to see if it is working properley.
You Can Test An Alternator By Starting The Vehicle And Then Unhooking The Battery. If The Vehicle Stalls Then The Alternator Needs Replacement. A Second Battery Would Need A Source Of Charge So Unless You Want To Fork Out A Lot Of Money No.