Car dying

Chris Williams

Asked by Jan 02, 2016 at 09:10 PM about the 1999 Buick Century Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a new battery and I took my car
and had it tested to see if the starter are the
alternator was bad and they are good but
my car is cranking and the battery light
stays on and it goes dead I need to know
what could be wrong?  Cause it will run for
like maybe 30 mins then it starts dying.
Could someone help me out?

7 Answers


What was that voltage reading on the alternator test ?

Chris Williams

13.5 I think


Alternator not charging should be charging at 14 volts

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Chris Williams

It was 13.5 while running


Has to be charging at 14 volts for battery light to go out.


Before replacing alternator check alternator fuse and relay first.


Really do believe alternator needs to be replaced

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