Such as logging in for the first time, setting up subscriptions to a certain forum. They can help you confirm that you actually have a problem in your charging system and locate the source of the problem. I changed two alternators, but I still have the same problem. Could there be something causing the part to go bad so quick or could it just happen to be bad parts? When you register for free at the website, you have access to the entire vehicle repair section. It's very helpful in nailing do.
If one of the bearings has seized, it won't allow the alternator to turn freely. Is it my car's alternator problem? If you have the wiring diagram for the charging circuit vehicle repair manual , locate the wire for the warning light. Inspect the belt for signs of cracks, cuts, shiny spots, deterioration or other signs of wear or damage. The alternator went bad, and I replaced it along with the battery. You can check for a parasitic drain that you may not be aware of. The vehicle in this video has a leak in the front main seal of the automatic transmission.
Check for Under-Charging and Over-Charging The next three tests are best done using a load tester, but you still can use your digital voltmeter. There's a special circuit for the battery indicator on the dashboard. These series of charging system checks help diagnose the general condition of your charging system. Just found out they are rebuilt alternators, and not new. Apply the parking brake and set the transmission to Neutral manual transmission or Park automatic transmission.
If you think this may be the case with your automobile, this video from Eric the Car Guy will show you how to perform a power balance test on your car's engine. Troubleshooting: This is a typical mistake among some folks if no proper testing is done in the charging system. I checked the alternator and the battery. I just put a new alternator in and the battery is still not being charged; the battery light remains on. I thought I was never going to get an email back. Simply unbolt the bed and lift that sucker up! Then you will simply have to catch the edge of the tint with a new razor blade and start to peal.
Look for signs of wear or damage like cuts, shiny spots or missing chunks under the belt. Also, checked the charging system circuit. Many of these stores will test your battery for free. Change the belt and belt tensioner at the manufacturer's recommended interval. Usually when alternators failed prematurely is because of a bad battery electrical , voltage regulator issues, high electric loads e. Scan the computer, just in case there are any pending codes. We reserve the right to make such judgements and to share our opinions with our visitors.
Once you've determined the condition of the system, you can go over the next section to zero in on the potential problem s that may be causing the condition of the charging system. Often, it is possible to diagnose and solve the problem on your own using a few simple tests and tools. You will need to climb into your trunk, through the back seat. After a while, the warning lights went off by its self, power steering was restored. Check the alternator fuses and fusible links. Forum Name Threads Posts Last Post Get body shop auto repair information and find out how to fix your cars body. Consult your vehicle repair manual, if necessary.
Other potential problems are a faulty voltage regulator or a problem in the charging system wiring. Maybe you can test the circuit for voltage drop. My lights would start to fluctuate, so I went in and had the store test it, and it would show a failure on the voltage regulator. Also, check voltage drop between the Battery and starter. You can even do these measurements yourself with the manual. But on most flatbed pickup trucks, there's a simpler way to access the troublesome fuel pump. Find the common fixes that expert mechanics are using 2.
I took it to the Ford Dealership to check the problem. Question: My voltage is fine when I start the vehicle, but after driving around for about 10-15 minutes, my voltage goes from 14v to 15. Trying to avoid spending too much for a part that wasnt the problem. If the light illuminates only intermittently, it usually indicates worn-out or bad carbon brushes in the alternator. Get the auto repair manual with full instructions and illustrations. Grounds should be free of rust, and the alternator and remote voltage regulator mounting bolts should be clean and tight. The video showed all 4 had a reading mine only showed one.