Charging system service required popped up on my dash

Tiny
RYAN HOLOWATHY
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  • 2014 MITSUBISHI LANCER
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 72,079,058 MILES
I want to know if it’s the alternator or battery the problem. Starts no problem light do not dim while under load, but I left it idling for about half hour maybe less and when I came out side it was dead I needed to boost it back.
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Saturday, April 11th, 2020 AT 8:55 PM

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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

If it was running, stalled, and needed jump started, the first thing we need to do is check alternator output. It is really easy to do. All you need is either a volt meter or multi meter.

Here is a link that shows how it is done. Try this and let me know the results.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

Here are a couple links to help with testing:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

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If you determine the alternator is bad, here is a link that shows in general how one is replaced:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-alternator

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Here are the directions specific to your vehicle:

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer FWD L4-2.0L (4B11)
Removal and Replacement
Vehicle Starting and Charging Charging System Alternator Service and Repair Removal and Replacement
REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION [2.0L ENGINE NON-TURBO, 2.4L ENGINE]

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REMOVAL SERVICE POINTS

[[A]] A/C COMPRESSOR AND CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REMOVAL

1. With the hose installed, remove the A/C compressor and clutch assembly from the bracket.

2. Tie the removed A/C compressor and clutch assembly with a string at a position where it will not interfere with the removal and installation of the generator assembly.

[[B]] GENERATOR ASSEMBLY REMOVAL

Remove the generator assembly to the downside.

INSTALLATION SERVICE POINTS

]]A[[ GROUNDING CABLE INSTALLATION

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1. Install the grounding cable within the area marked with A in the illustration.
2. Tighten the generator assembly mounting bolt to the specified torque.
Tightening torque: 44 10 Nm (33 7 ft-lb)

]]B[[ A/C COMPRESSOR AND CLUTCH ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION

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Tighten A/C compressor and clutch assembly mounting bolts to the specified torque in the order of number shown in the illustration.
Tightening torque: 23 6 Nm (17 4 ft-lb)

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Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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