What can cause low voltage on a vehicle?

joerussell3000
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Asked by joerussell3000 May 01, 2013 at 05:28 PM about the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

About three months ago I purchased a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country. After about two weeks, the service light came on. I took it to a local mechanic, and the initial diagnosis was bad O2 sensors. That was simple enough. They were replaced, and I went on my way. Only about two miles down the road, the service light came back on. I turned around and took it back to the mechanic, and he examined the vehicle again. After a deeper analysis, he refunded me my $, and said he recommended that I get rid of the vehicle immediately. He sighted a low voltage issue. A few days later, the vehicle began to stall as I would accelerate. It got to the point when, putting my accelerator all the way to the floor, the vehicle would not go past 5-10 mph. Now the vehicle will not even start at all. Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem?

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kbro
16,805

a low voltage issue would be caused by the alternator not charging or a problem with the battery. That should be easy to figure out if in fact that is the problem. sounds like you may have some other issues here.

joerussell3000
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I do appreciate your response. I actually meant to indicate in my post that those problems had been ruled out. I did have my battery and alternator tested which showed them to be operating okay.

kbro
16,805

the catalytic converter's may have come apart causing a blockage in the exhaust.

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tenspeed
55,385

What was the voltage with the engine running? What is the voltage on the battery now? Try some starting fluid to see if you have ignition.

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