I have an 06 Chevy. Silverado 1500. Its crew cab and has the 5.3. In October I received a Charging System Failure message on my dash, and my volt gauge on the dash showed this to be true. I replaced the alternator and it worked fine for a few weeks. Then the same thing happened again and I replaced the alternator once again thinking it was the problem again. I also replaced the battery. The truck worked fine for a little while but my volt gauge is jumpy. Sometimes it shows 14.0v and seems to work fine. Other times it shows 12-13v. I brought the truck to a Chevy dealer and they didnt find anything wrong. Then a week ago I got the same Charging System Failure again and the volt gauge on my dash showed that I was losing power. I again brought the truck to the same Chevy dealer and they redid the connections that allow the alternator to charge the battery (connections in the red plastic transfer box between the battery and alternator). They claimed this was the issue. However, 3 days later I looked down on my dash and my volt gauge was showing 12v again.
Can anyone shed some light on this issue? I am tired of bringing this to mechanics that cannot fix the problem. I dont want to be stranded on the side of the road hours from home when I go fishing.
have the same problem?
Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 8:54 AM