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Service battery charging system already change alt, just

Customer Question

service battery charging system already change alt
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: just did
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2012 chevy traverse lt awd
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: changed battery and alternator
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: autozone cant check system it says battery to low
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.working after noon till just after midnight.

  • Sorry no one has helped yet.
  • Yes, you have been charged already.
  • Yes, I am aware of the time you asked your question and time I am responding.
  • I will be online a couple more hours after this post.
  • This is not an answer to your question, just an inquiry if your still needing/wanting help. Because I believe I can help.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I still need help
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Will the car start?

Do you own a volt meter?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

While running what is the battery voltage at idle?

Turn on the headlights, wipers, and blower, what is the voltage now?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
12.3 at idle
12.2 with everything on and I put another alternator in this morning
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
still getting message and the meter in the car is just above 9
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
right now I have a rebuilt alt, in the car and a brand new battery in the car but it still doesn't seem to be charging
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Its not charging. Your charging system is module controlled. Below is a link to the wire diagram and the description on how the system works. Is there anyway you can get it scanned to see which codes are stored so I can get you those diagnostic steps?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/travcharge.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/chargedes.pdf

This is my 1st answer, but does not have to be my only answer. You the website and myself expect you to have a ~~~5 STAR EXCELLENT~~~ experience with my help. Please let me know if you are pleased by selecting a star rating above or by replying and saying your pleased. Not rating or rating 1-2 stars does not benefit you nor me in any way. Follow up and reply as often and when needed, there is no extra charge to do so.

Thanks Moose.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I can run it to auto zone and have it scanned
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Let me ask if you have had problems with rebuilt alternaters....should I just buy new and try that?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Or should I just take to dealer as is
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

All replacement alternators are rebuilt even if they say new. The quality of how it is rebuilt is in question. Most parts store starters and alternators are rebuilt poorly and not to the standards of a rebuilt alternator from the the dealer.