I just replaced the alternator myself in the shop parking lot after they told me it was bad. I had been having charging issues. I drove it home fine and the charge light was not on. That was two days ago. I just went to drive it, and the light remains on. I have a good charge, and the alternator is installed properly, but the light remains and I'm afraid I'm draining the battery again. Best I can tell, the voltage output is good. All connections and belts are tight. I'm about at my wits end with this car. Six months ago I was having a similar issue and it turned out a couple wires in the harness just over the alternator were melted. The shop fixed that and I didn't have problems until two weeks ago. And yes, I trust this shop.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 6:21 PM