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2000 Dodge Neon. (Note: I am a very experienced mechanic,

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2000 Dodge Neon. (Note: I am a very experienced mechanic, and this problem has been leaving techs stumped for years... many people have same problem). The Battery light comes on after about 1/2 hour driving. Turn off engine, restart and battery light is now off. 1/2 hour later... back on. Same... Battery good. Alternator good. Battery cables good. Clamps at battery removed and cleaned and connections now confirmed good. All wires to alternator cleaned and checked; (no problems found). Again, many people report same problem dating back at least 10 years. All "normal" solutions never resolve problem (including PCM replacement). Note: Some models have a battery temperature sensor, but mine does not. Code reader shows zero codes. I would be glad to pay for a solid answer, but the "usual" answers will not be helpful. I do not mean to be rude, but please don't ask for payment unless you _know_ the answer to this problem.
JA: Have you tested the battery? Have you tried testing the alternator?
Customer: PLEASE read my message.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: PLEASE read my message.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Dodge Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 4 months ago.

Hi there.

Not meaning to be rude myself, but it sounds like you're just not using the right tools. Do you have a scanner capable of reading charging system PID? If so, monitor those and let me know their values. Based on those I'll give you the solid answer you want.

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