I changed the starter, put new battery and alternator on my 86 elcamino and still not charging
I don't quite understand what's telling you that your battery isn't charging. Is it an idiot light telling you?? Or, is it that your battery is not retaining enough of a charge to start your engine after a period of time?? Here are some possibilities if your idiot light is staying on: It is quite possible to buy an alternator over-the-counter that does NOT work. Perhaps, having it tested is in order. Next is to check all of the wires to the alternator and see that they are in good shape and connected.
Now, if yours is simply a case of your vehicle not starting after a period of time, here is my contribution as a possibility.... Has the horn ever stuck so that it wouldn't quit honking?? Has somebody unhooked the horns in order to stop the noise?? If so, here's the deal.. Unhooking the horns does NOT disconnect power from the horn relay switch..... which can remain engaged and continue using battery power, day and night, engine running or not. I know that this is a "simple" solution to a discharging battery problem... but, it is an important factor that is SO OFTEN overlooked. If this is, in fact, your problem, you need to either remove the fuse for the horn relay.... or you need to unhook the power from the horn relay.
Oct 31, 2013 |