2000 Dodge Caravan 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
Hi I have a 2000 dodge grand caravan. I went to replace my battery yesterday and upon getting a new battery I made a huge mistake. When I went to replace the battery it was dark and I had no flashlight so I put the new battery in with the same orientation as the old one assuming the terminals would be the same. Well chaos happened after that headlights turned on horn was blearing and smoke was coming from the wires. After about 10 seconds I removed the terminals and put them facing the correct way. The car starts and everything works fine except for the charging system. My car doesnt have a volt meter so I noticed the charging system light was on while on my way back from work. My battery died and Im not sure what I should do next? Is it most likely a fuse, voltage regulator or the alternator. I dont want to replace the alternator and it end up being something else. Any help about how I should go about this would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 12:32 AM