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What makes the battery not charge after changing the alternator and starter?
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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Charging system failure.
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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Check charging System light
The most common cause for the charging system light coming on is going to be the alternator. The battery is going dead due to the charging system is not recharging it and battery will go dead. In order to properly...
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Battery and alternator issues.
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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Battery voltage is low.
Hello. If the battery voltage reads low on the gauge then that is a sign that the charging system is not functioning correctly. If the alternator is brand new then there is little chance that it is the source of...
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Battery or Charging system problem
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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My car says check charging system. Whats wrong?
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Charging system warning light.
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Battery is not charging properly
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Is my aftermarket stereo draining my battery?
A properly installed system should not drain your battery in 4 days. Obviously, the simplest way to rule it out would be to disconnect the stereo for a few days and see if that remedies your problem. If it does,...
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Battery died and was jumped, but will not stay running
If the battery died and is now weak as a result of this, it may be that the alternator is not able to charge battery back up sufficiently quick enough to maintain the operation of the other accessories and the...
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What causes my positive battery terminal to turn black?
The black colored surface on the battery terminal is caused when a battery releases hydrogen as it charges and discharges. This creates a lead oxide that will eventually build up enough to create a low current path to ground that...
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Battery light turned on, car started running weirdly and it essentially died. Was able to jumpstart briefly, but it died again
This is likely a charging system problem (i.e. alternator or voltage regulator). As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the...
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Battery drain
It sounds like your alternator may not be charging quite as effectively as it should be. The drop in amperage at idle is not necessarily unheard of but could be the beginning of it starting to fail. The voltage when...
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Is this my battery or alternator?
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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I bought a new battery and my car worked at first, but now it won't even start?
This may be a sign of a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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I've gone through 3 batteries in the last year
There is a lot of poor quality batteries on the market now that have only 12 or 24 month warranties on them. These batteries may last a year or two if you are lucky. If you continue having problems with...
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Battery Discharge
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Battery keeps dying and is corroded. Is it the alternator or the battery?
The corrosion may have an impact on how well the battery connection transfers the charge from the alternator. It is also possible that you may have a faulty alternator or a weak battery that is not able to take a...
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Battery light just came on. What could it mean? Is it safe to drive?
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...

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