WHY IS MY CAR LOSING CHARGE AFTER A 20 MILE DRIVE

  • Tiny
  • DrAMP14
  • 1992 Plymouth Acclaim
  • 86,000 miles

So lately my battery meter on the dash has gone from normal to just barely above 8amps and the check engine light is on, it was doing it on and off over the last couple days and now its just on and losing charge way to fast. I am hoping its not the alternator due to I just put one in lil over a month ago. Any other possibilities? I have been running two different batteries in it and still the same problem persists.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 12:15 AM

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  • Tiny
  • DrAMP14
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The car has a 2.5L

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 12:16 AM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Yes. I would check the alternator. It should be 14 to 14.5 while the engine is running at the battery

Roy

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 12:18 AM
  • Tiny
  • DrAMP14
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Damn, I still got the old one that went bad too, I suppose there's no way to take two bad ones and make one good one

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 12:31 AM
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No, get a reman one with a warranty.

Roy

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 12:32 AM

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