Charging system failure


Asked by Oct 15, 2016 at 10:36 AM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 grand prix and this started about a
year ago it popped up charging system failure but
it only stayed on for a few seconds so I replaced
the alternator, 2nd one lasted up until 3ish weeks
ago, 3rd one went bad yesterday so I went to
Advanced auto parts and bought a brand new one
with lifetime warranty for 200 and it is still popping
up charging system failure and I also have a new
battery in my cat as well. My dad checked the
alternator and its pushing out about 14 volts. What
else could be causing it to pop up

1 Answer


Replacing the same part over and over is never a good substitute for proper diagnostics. Take it to a shop that specializes in electrical issues and find the actual problem. It's not likely something you will find on your own.

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