2001 pontiac grand am v6 battery keeps dying and my altenator is good

Jessica Bauman

Asked by Aug 24, 2015 at 12:24 AM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put a new/used engine in my car and now
my battery light is on and battery keeps
dying. Ive had my altenator tested and it
comes back perfect. What could be the

4 Answers


Make sure wires to Alternator are good ,maybe a pinch harness or blown fuse.!

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Jessica Bauman

Ive checked the fuses and there all good. Wen i disconnect pos batt cable my car does die

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The Alternator is not charging your battery , you have a pinch wire most likely or faullty connection at battery or Alternator

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The alternator may be putting out the voltage but how about amps? Check your ground connections as well. Since you replaced the engine make sure all the ground straps/wires are hooked up. You really don't want to test the alternator by disconnecting the positive (+) battery cable. That's an old old old time charging system test which can create a power surge that will fry the electronics in a more modern car. HTH. - Jim

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