1993 Nissan Sentra 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 109000 miles
My car recently failed a Maine State Inspection because the brake and battery light came on and stayed on. Their diagnosis (which was confirmed by several other sources) was an alternator that was overcharging.
I changed the alternator about 3 weeks ago, and at first the lights didn't come on. Then, the past few weeks the lights would come on sporadically without any reason, and then shut off. You could hear the alternator kicking in and kicking out as the lights came in.
Last night the lights came on and stayed on, and the alternator won't provide a charge.
Earlier tonight I unplugged every wiring going into the alternator and unplugged the battery wires in the hope that it was a loose connection.
No such luck, and now I'm at my wits ends..
I've tried every connection available to me, starting from the 3 plugs that go into the alternator (a ground, a box-like plug in, and the wire that goes back to the battery). Those 3 wires run to another plug in, and then that plug splits into two cords that run into the engine area (and out of my view).
Do you have any possible ideas of what needs to be checked or changed?
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 31st, 2008 AT 8:51 PM