I replaced my alternator in my car because I thought my battery wasn't getting it's charge. Now it is like this. The lights go dim and she starts to sputter after driving her for 10 minutes and she shuts off and then the battery is drained. Everyone told me it was my alternator but I replaced it with a re-done one and a new alternator belt. What else could this be taking charge away from my battery. Please help me
Thank you very much peppermrj for the help. I went to my friends garage this morning and I got a loan of his voltage tester and put it in the centre of the battery post pos on pos and neg on neg. I had the car started up and it was only reading 11.58 volts. My friend said its the alternator. So he put the tester on the back of the alternator and he said it is gone. I bought the alternator at Auto Parts Network. I would of thought they would test it before they sold it. Thank you very much. Please write back Cory Snelgrove.
March, 6, 2006 AT 4:56 PM
You are not the first to get a bad alt. I am lucky in that there is an alt/starter repair shop nearby that I have dealt with for 20 years. Last time my alt. Failed it cost me $30.00 to have mine rebuilt.
I advise people either to rebuild, buy new (name brand), or get an American rebuilt unit. I have heard of way to many foriegn rebuilds that don't work right out of the box.
Have them test your new one. Hate installing bad new parts. : Twisted:
March, 6, 2006 AT 6:02 PM
March, 7, 2006 AT 8:07 AM
Dodge Neon 1995, 4 cylinder 2.0 litre, 16 valve
I am getting tired of putting on parts not working. So last night I ordered a new alternator and the person is ordering it for me is getting it checked firsted because he had the same problem. For me to get an alternator rebuilt down here is $100, 00 - $150, 00. I am getting a new alternator sent to me for $120, 00 plus tax. And I am replacing the alternator my self so that will save a lot. I was to the garage and they told me it would take 4 hrs. I took my alternator out in a half an hour and put one in 20 min. They told me I had to remove the rackapinion or the muffler, but I didn't. But Its not easy changing alternators every day. Thanks for reploying peppermrj
March, 7, 2006 AT 8:26 AM
Dodge Neon 1995, 4 cylinder 2.0 litre, 16 valve Dear peppermrj, I am wondering how to remove my chech engine light and battery light off my dash because another person told me that they got the same car and there alternator was gone. So they replaced it with a new one and the lights still won't go away. Could you please help me with this incase I have the same trouble. Thanks
March, 7, 2006 AT 10:57 AM
I put three transmissions in my sisters car before she got a good one from a junk yard. PITA
Don't worry about the lights unless you have to. You would not want to remove them anyway. They are part of the whole package. You want them there to alert you to problems before they get worse and very expensive to repair.
Where you located?
Good luck with the new Alt. Let us know how it goes and if the lights function properly.
March, 7, 2006 AT 12:51 PM
Dear peppermrj, I Live in Newfoundland Conception Bay area the community name is Red Head Cove, Old Perlican exchange. I am hopping I have no more problems With the car. Because if I do Im getting rid of it and getting a new one. Thanks for the advise on the lights.
Cory Snelgrove 8)