Electrical issues battery is not charging

Tiny
TED PATTI
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  • 2007 MITSUBISHI GALANT
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,513 MILES
My battery wont charge. I have replaced battery, alternator, and camshaft position sensor. Jump car because battery is still not charging. It intermittently charges with intermittent battery light coming on. Rpm's will shoot up to 1500 to try to charge it but wont. Then if I put it in drive it shutters and wont give me power at the gas pedal but will stay running. Lights and dash gauges will go on and off. I am lost at this point on what else to do. No check engine light at anytime!
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 AT 6:28 PM

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Tiny
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Can you give us the sub model please (DE, ES, SE)?
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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It is basic model, no DE, ES or SE that I have ever seen. It has no cruise control or anything just basic components. Sorry hope this helps.
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 AT 6:35 PM
Tiny
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Have you had the ECM checked for codes yet? Even if the light is not on.
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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No, I will have that checked and let you know what happens afterwards. Thanks
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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Yes, have it checked first. It almost sounds like there may be a computer data wire that is receiving interference since you have so many lights and gauges going crazy, plus the shift in rpm's. This car does have CAN BUS data lines for communication between PCM's and the ECM.
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks I will have it checked out today and let you know what they say. I appreciate the help.
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Friday, October 21st, 2016 AT 5:33 AM
Tiny
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Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Monday, October 24th, 2016 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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Hey sorry it took awhile to respond, it's my wife's car so she procrastinated on getting it to the dealership. But it's the computer not sending correct information and causing the car not to handle electrical loads. It's being reprogrammed and will be replaced if reprogramming doesn't work. Thanks for all the help!
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Saturday, November 5th, 2016 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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Hey Ted,

Yep that's what we thought it was too, did that fix the problem?
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Monday, November 7th, 2016 AT 8:27 AM
Tiny
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I'm not sure yet still waiting on dealership to do the work
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Monday, November 7th, 2016 AT 10:50 AM
Tiny
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Make sure you get full details on what they find, you want to know exactly what was going on with the car so you don't have a repeat. If there's a electrical short somewhere that's messing with the computer, you don't want the new computer to get burned out either, a bad ground will cause all kinds of ECM problems that can be a simple fix too, so don't let them fool you into spending a ton of money.

Just lookin out for ya.
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Monday, November 7th, 2016 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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Thanks I really appreciate that and will make sure to be vigilante with them I know how dealerships can be it's all about money
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 AT 9:05 PM
Tiny
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It's too bad our society runs on money, it should run on just helping people. That's my 2 cents :)
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Thursday, November 10th, 2016 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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Unfortunately it's not, most things I can do myself or my brother in law can come over and walk me through it and it just costs parts and a pizza but this is out of our knowledge and expertise
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Thursday, November 10th, 2016 AT 5:26 PM
Tiny
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Please let us know what the dealer finds
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Thursday, November 10th, 2016 AT 5:46 PM

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