Battery won't charge?


Asked by Sep 11, 2015 at 11:49 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have put 3 alternators on all good before installation. But, after I put them on they still only have an output of 11-12 volts. I bought new battery and made sure volts were 12.5-12.6 on new batterys before installation. but still have same problem. Any suggestions? Car in question is 2002 Pontiac grand am GT coupe v6 3.4 L ram air.

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Check for blown alternator fuse.

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If you are only measuring alternator output at 12 volts you are measuring battery voltage. If the alternators test good off the car you have an open connection to battery positive.

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