alternator is not charging battery. i had it tested and it tests good.
I have a 2003 S10 with a Vortec V6. I was driving on the hiway when the battery light
came on and the truck quit. I put a new battery in and noticed that the volt meter was
showing that the battery was not charging. I removed the alternator and took it to be
tested. It tested good. I put it back in the truck and it started to charge again. After driving
for a few days I noticed that it had stopped charging again. The cables seem to be in good
condition. Any ideas?
It looks like your trucks charging system is computer controlled, have the engine control system checked, the fault might be in the ECM.
Can I check this on my own or does it take a professionals diagnostic system?
It will take some specialized equipment to make the ECM cycle the Alternator during the test, so a Auto tech would be a good idea.
Thanks for help.
Great advice "tennisshoes". Also have the battery tested. I don't know how old your battery is, but if it is original in a 03 vehicle, it may be bad. One cell will not allow it to hold a charge or even charge. You also may have a diode going out. Electrical that gives problems intermittently is a B to locate and fix unless it is tested by good diagnostic equipment not normally found in a home garage.
my s 10 is charging went it start but as i am driving it it stop charging as i step on the gas i let go of gas and it start to charge and it dose it all the time now
So either the belt is slipping under load or the alternators internal regulator is starting to fail and I have seen a flying open do the same thing, works at low RPM but the circuit open when RPMs increase it shuts down.
I took it to a Chevy dealer and had it diagnosed. The alternator was bad.
Mine is doing the same thing. almost 100 percent sure it's an alternator. Pain to remove it from the side of a wheel well
Ugh big time charging problems with 2001 Chevy S10 2.2 liter. Alternator tested bad. Installed a new alternator worked for 2 days quit charging. Checked all cables and connections. New alternator was bench tested and was good Reinstalled and same problem not charging .Checked fuses and can not find anything. Any suggestions? .
Is the ECM turning on the alternator?
Not sure I had 5 volts on the small red wire. I gave up and took it to a shop to trouble shoot. I let you know what they find out.
did u ever figure it out im havin same problem my battery is good and alt is good checked fuses they good
Start the engine and disconnect the positive battery lead. If the engine quits, that means the alternator is not generating enough power to run the engine either because the alternator is bad or the ecu is not telling the alternator to put out enough. To check the latter have a full field test done on the alternator at your service centre.
Never ever do that unless you have a lot of money laying around for electronics replacements.
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