replaced alternator, still not charging 1998 cadillac deville

Asked by Oct 22, 2014 at 12:27 AM about the 1998 Cadillac DeVille Base Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

new battery, replaced alt. still not charging, what excites alt to charge.

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Check your fuse box. It's probably a bad fuse or relay. If all is good then clean the ground straps to the frame.

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Does the charge light turn on when you just turn on the key? If not that needs to work, that is part of the excite circuit.

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yes charge light does come on and I have checked all fuses, and also replaced connector. could it be another bad alt.

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High possibility, is it a new or re-manufactured alternator? If it's not too much trouble, take it off and have it tested, that will tell you if the alt is bad or you have a broken circuit in the charging system.

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