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My son's school car 97 Lumina just rang up Volt light? We

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Dave, my son's school car 97 Lumina just rang up Volt light? We put a new battery in 2 years ago as a PM. He's away at school Milwaukee. I'm in N. Mich???
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Its a 97 Chvey Lumina. 175K miles. Body showing age but engine, new starter, etc. Runs good. He just called last night as we talk weekly. Think the lite is telling us Alt is not putting out 14+ volts needed after starting? Don't recall if belt has been changed?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gary replied 9 months ago.

the volt light is on in the dash with the car at idle and driving ?

Expert:  Gary replied 9 months ago.

99 % of the time when the volt light is lit up in the dash the alternator has failed as that is the only thing that will turn on that light

with this type of alternator being a self charging alternator and no other inputs control that light or the charging of the alternator replacing the alternator will correct this issue you are having

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Expert:  Gary replied 9 months ago.

how are you making out ?

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