1997 Chevy Astro 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 108000 miles
My alternator was making noise and starting to burn the serpentine belt. I bought a used alternator, which did not seem to work. I have exchanged it twice, and the car is still not charging. I checked with a voltmeter, and there is about 13 volts coming out of the battery terminal on the back of the alternator. There is a battery fuse and an upfit battery fuse, both of which appear to not be blown. I tested these fuses with an ohm meter and found no resistance across the fuses. The positive battery cable coming from the fuse box to the battery also shows no resistance, and the negative cable from the battery to the frame shows no resistance. The replacement alternators I have gotten all have a four prong outlet, but the connector plug on the van is a two prong. I traded the original alternator in for the replacement one, and I did not notice if it had a two prong socket, but everyone assures me that the alternator for that model is a 4 prong. The two prong will fit on the middle two prongs, but the battery is not being charged, and the lights go dim, and the car stalls. Any ideas?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 AT 2:09 PM