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Dodge Caliber SE: WE have an alternator problem with a Dodge

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WE have an alternator problem with a Dodge Caliber . changed the alternator and the battery light stays on and does not charge. We took the battery terminals loose to reset the computer and the car will not start.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to just answer.com. I'm here to help you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal. When you try to start the engine does the engine crank over or just do nothing at all?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The car will not crank at all.
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 5 years ago.
It's very possible We have a faulty security module when you're trying to crank the engine does the security light stay illuminated or is it flashing ?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
All the lights come on in the dash but, the engine will not crank. The bearings went down in the alternator the alternator stopped working the battery light came on and a light over the battery came on and went completely out. We put in the new alternator and have no charging and the battery light is still on. After we disconnected the battery terminals and replaced them the car will not crank.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
WE charged up the battery and the car did start but, the battery light is still on and the alternator is not charging the battery
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 5 years ago.
Check the voltage on both field wires and the output terminal. There should be near 0 volts on one field wire and 2-12 volts on the other field wire. The output terminal should be the same as across the battery. If no voltage on either field wire, check the wire to the Powertrain Control Module . If the wire is OK, the PCM is bad.
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