Another potential problem is one defective internal diode of the six. Most commonly that was done through the battery warning light circuit on the dash and the ignition switch. You may also have damaged the key switch or the brake circuit. You also have to look at the circuit that tells the voltage regulator when to turn on. If it is not, power will be drawn from the battery when the car is running and the battery will discharge. Output voltage will be normal or even a little high, but the maximum output current you will get under a load test will be exactly one third of the rated 80 amp output. On their newer models from the late '80s on, they use Nippendenso alternators and again worn brushes at around 150,000 miles is the most common failure.
It is an 80 Amp fuse and sits off to the right - all by itself. Jump it and it may run for a few minutes and quit again or work for days then just quit. Regards Dan Feb 01, 2010. I managed to get to work, but it turned what would be a 25 min. I turned right back around and they said it was a loose battery cable.
When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. They usually aren't strong enough to run them at full output so all they're looking for is some output. The erratic instrumentation is due to low voltage on the bus that feeds it. I wanted to see if it had gotten gunked up; I live in a rural area so I was afraid mud or salt or something had built up, causing a problem with the electrical components. You can do an internet search to see which yards have cars like yours but that won't tell you the colors, options, or which parts have already been removed.
Posted on May 25, 2011 taking the battery leads of a running alternator is one sure way of destroying the alternator if you think a battery is dead you have it load tested and replaced if it doesn't meet the test what you should be doing is taking the vehicle to an accredited auto electrician and having the battery load tested and the alternator and voltage regulator professionally tested for proper operation Sep 03, 2017 There is a large maxi-fuse between the battery and alternator. Yesterday, I finally had a chance to replace it. If it blows again upon replacing it, you need to inspect the wire that runs between this fuse and the alternator - it may be shorted to ground. I argue it was the alernator, they gave me anotherone, still don't charge batt. If you live anywhere between Ohio and southern Georgia, there is a real nice chain of yards called Pull-A-Part where you pay your buck, throw your tool box in one of their wheel barrows, and you can spend all day there. Its at least 100 amp or more. I just put this one in not even two years ago, I would not have been a happy person if it had worn out so quickly.
The fuse is located in the engine compartment fuse box. I almost believed it for a while too. You will find that the battery is virtually dead or faulty and needs to be replaced. Dash light goes off but alternator does not charge batt. After that, the battery would only stay charged for about a day or two at most.
Dec 03, 2010 You will need to reconnect the earth wire and check the battery earth connection to the car body, most likely if the car has been arched out then you will have blown a relay, or fuse. Once the alternator is being driven by the engine, that is producing the power needed to run the car and then you have no problems from what you have described. When I get the chance, I'll take it to a shop and have them test the alternator. If it fails which i'm afraid it will , it's off to the shop. My best suggestion is to head to a pick-your-own parts salvage yard, find a model like yours, and do some experimenting there. I did buy it at autozone. We love when auto parts experts come to our site and we love when car parts newbies come to our site.
I would still have the alternator checked to ensure it is producing sufficient power. After becoming well-informed of what I was legally entitled to, I contacted Kia with a request for repurchase they buy the car back from me for the original price minus a use fee based on mileage. It clearly does not have sufficient power to turn the starter motor and crank the engine over. Here's hoping it's still under warranty. So now I wonder if my ground wire connection is corroded or loose, or if my starter solenoid is bleeding power. May 25, 2011 If the car can be jump started and then runs fine once it is started then the problem is your battery.
I have a 2002 Kia Rio, The battery light does not come on at any time while this problem is occuring. On some imports the brush assembly is built onto the internal voltage regulator. The battery light came on every time, so I think we can rule out a break in the battery warning circuit. Make sure you clean up the ends of the cables before you install a new battery to ensure good contact with the battery terminals. Due to their cost it usually doesn't pay to try to replace them. The battery is the only power source in your car to turn the electric starter motor to start the engine. A very good battery when properly maintained will last 3-4 years - sometimes more.
A lot of generator bench testers at auto parts stores only test for some output current and for the voltage it regulates at. Filled her up with gas and headed to work. Entering your vehicle information in our Year Make Model selector up top, helps ensure you get an auto part that fits your car, truck or other type of vehicle. Cheers, Ken I've been having trouble with my car's battery the past few weeks. The fuse is located in the engine compartment fuse box.