1997 CHEVY SUBURBAN ALTERNATOR WONT CHARGE

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  • redbirdcrfw
  • 1997 Chevrolet Suburban

Electrical problem
1997 Chevy Suburban V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a 97 2500 Suburban. I started it and the battery light stayed on. The voltage guage showed only battery voltage, (11-12 volts). I took the alternator to the parts store and it passed the test twice. I placed it back on the vehicle and it still would not charge. I purchased a new one and put it on. It still wont charge. It is a 1 wire type. Through research on the internet I think that there is a short between the alternator and the battery light on the single wire. Does that sound plausible? If so how should I wire a replacement wire.

Thanks for your help,

Robin

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Sunday, September 27th, 2009 AT 10:32 PM

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  • rasmataz
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Check gauges fuse no.4 10amp, charge indicator and the brown wire for an open/short


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Monday, September 28th, 2009 AT 4:40 AM
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Definitley a problem in the brown wire. Had voltage on it for a short time and then lost it again. I am having trouble tracing it. Is it possible to just rewire without tracing the hole thing out? I appreciate you help.

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Robin

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Monday, September 28th, 2009 AT 12:53 PM

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