Battery light

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KSHAW57
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Electrical problem 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 215789 miles

2002 chevy malibu: battery light cont. To come on, alternator and battery checked out good. Alternator get hot is there a fuse that control the output of amps. Battery light usually come on after driving for 5 to 10 miles. Only way to shut off battery light is to turn car off for a least 10 minutes then restart. Afraid alternator might start fire.

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Sunday, August 30th, 2009 AT 3:09 PM

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KEN
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It sounds like the alternator is getting ready to fail due to the battery starting to go bad. What happens is the battery plates become oxidized and refuse to charge which overloads the alternator. Here are some guides that will ehlp you get the problem fixed.

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

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-battery

You will need to remove the serpentine belt first.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/chevrolet/malibu/2002

Here is how to replace the alternator on your car (below)

Tighten

Tighten the generator bolts to 50 N.m (37 lb ft) .
Tighten the generator nuts to 30 N.m (22 lb ft) .

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 AT 3:29 PM
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JAMES BL
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Electrical problem
2002 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 87000 miles

at different times while driving my battery light will come on, but just for a few seconds, what will cause that.

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jim

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Jim:

I hate to say it, but cances are the alternator is going bad. What makes it worse is you won't be able to determine if that is actually the problem until it stays on all of the time and can be checked while it is on. You could try having it checked now at a parts store (most will do it for free), but if the light isn't on, chances are the alt is working properlly at that time. It wouldn't hurt to try it to see if it is low.

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I have a 1998 chevy malibu 2.4 litre engine. My battery tested at 12 volts, I have replaced the alternator with a new one, I have repalce the alternator wiring plug, I have checked the fuses and the battery indicator light still remain on. How do I get this battery indicator light to go off?

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Could be the computer controlled of the alternator field generation circuit-

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Can the computer controlled of the alternator stop that battery from maintianing its charge as if the car was running on the battery instead of the alternator? Also can the computer control be rebooted?

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Does the computer need to be rebooted? What if the computrer is not rebooted wiil the alternator and battery function properly, meaning will the car run off the alternator and not the battery causing the battery to die?

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My 98 chevy malibu battery light wont go out. I put in new starter new alternator n charged up battery. Any ideas?

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Suspect Body Function Controller what is BATT voltage engine off and on?

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KERVENSJEAN
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I have no idea on how to even check that im not that good with cars

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But the car also turns off when the battery eventually dies

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Take to auto parts store have BATT and charging system tested

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My dash battery light comes on mostly on hills. I don't seem to lose any power and the light turns off after a few second. I have tested the battery and alternator at 3 local auto parts stores both of which test out good. I have changed my serpentine belt. However I still can not find a solution for this problem. Any ideas what to fix next?

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Do you have a multimeter?

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I did they said the battery was good so was the alternator and starter. But the car itself wont make it to the store

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I don't. If I get one what should I be testing with it?

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Then doubt ALT is functioning

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Get a multimeter hook it up to the battery cables start the car turn on the head lights on high beam turn on the a/c blower speed on high and tell me what the voltage reading is.

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How much do you know bout a cam sensor. Do you think thats it?

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The camshaft sensor has nothing to do with the alternator light being on-Your problem here could be the computer controlled of the alternator's field generation circuit-

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