WHAT CPULD I TRY TO FIX THIS

1993 Ford Probe

Tiny

dhickmn

September, 1, 2012 AT 5:03 AM

I just bought my 93 ford probe gt and I replaced the battery and the main fuse (100amp) and the battery gagr still reads low and the car dies

FOUND 25379 RELATED QUESTIONS

Cj Stalling When Idling

33 ANSWERS
50 IMAGES

Stalling Out

43 ANSWERS
52 IMAGES

8 Answers

Tiny

mhpautos

September, 1, 2012 AT 5:50 AM

Ensure battery terminals are in good condition and have alternator output checked as well, start here.

Tiny

dhickmn

September, 1, 2012 AT 10:59 AM

The battery terminals are in good condition but ill have to get the alternator out put checked. Where can I go to do that?

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 1, 2012 AT 3:44 PM

Most parts store provides such testings.

If you have a DVOM, connect across the the battery terminals with engine running would give you an idea. It should be around 13.5 to 14.5 volts.

Tiny

dhickmn

September, 2, 2012 AT 1:44 AM

I don't know what the dvom is. But I went and got the battery tested this morning and it said something about phase open and I'm losing. 3.9 amps

Tiny

mhpautos

September, 2, 2012 AT 1:46 AM

You will have to get a current draw test done, this will isolate the circuit that is drawing down the battery.

Tiny

dhickmn

September, 2, 2012 AT 1:51 AM

My father said something about a diode in the alternator, do you think I should get a new alternator?

Tiny

mhpautos

September, 2, 2012 AT 1:55 AM

You can test this with an Amp meter, disconnect the battery Pos cable and place an amp meter between battery and cable, read the amp draw this will be around the 3.9 you reported, then disconnect the main cable off the alternator, if the current draw drops it will be in the alternator.

Tiny

dhickmn

September, 2, 2012 AT 1:57 AM

Does auto zone gave an amp meter I can borrow? And you mean the main grown in the alternator right?

Please login or register to post a reply.

How to read codes Chevrolet Blazer
Code Read Retrieval/Clear
Read Codes Like a Pro
How to gather codes Ford Explorer
Code Read Retrieval/Clear Mercedes-Benz C230
 Step by Step video GMC Yukon XL 2000-2006