The battery light comes on and the car shuts off

Tiny
DPOWERS01
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 17,500 MILES
The battery light comes on and the car shuts off. The battery is new and the alternator has been checked 2x. They say it is good. The connections have been checked. A starter was recently put in and a power steering line was repaired.
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 10:31 AM

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Tiny
LSAUTO
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I would check the belt and tensioner asmb, it sounds too me that the belt is sliping on the pully and the alternator is not puting out the correct voltage hope this helps lsauto
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
DPOWERS01
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This problem is not an intermittent one. There is no voltage to the battery when running. When I start the car, the light goes off for about 30 secs then comes on and stays on.
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 8:26 AM
Tiny
ANTHONY SICARIO
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So what was the problem?
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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It sounds like the alternator is bad. to be sure this guide can help us:

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

If the alternator fails this guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car:

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

Check out the diagrams (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 AT 11:01 AM

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