2000 olds intrigue. 1 year old bosch lifetime warrenty alternator, new ignition switch( old one had a problem shutting off all the way, had to jiggle), 13 month old battery replaced with a new battery, both bosch 90 mo guarantee, will not hold charge. battery runs down to 2volts when sitting. hand held analizer regesters 14.25 volts on alternator out put after battery charged enough to start. charger tends to drop off to o without fully charging battery. using two different chargers with same result. help help
Country: United StatesMake: OldsmobileModel: intrigueYear: 2000Engine: 3.5 v6
replaced battery twice and ignition switch
Welcome to just answer.com. I'm here to help you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal. If the batteries going dead in the batteries knew very likely you have something that's drawing current when the car is turned off .using a meter Install the ammeter with the Black lead on the battery terminal and the Red lead on the battery negative cable. It may be necessary to wait for up to 1 hour to take a reading. Waiting allows all of the computers to go to sleep,,, if you detect a battery drain on the meter start by disconnecting the radio this is the most common trouble spot
radio has not been altered in 5 yrs. doubt this is the prob.........never mind, the car was running and the alternator just caught on fire. any suggestions as to the cause of that
The radio does not need to be altered to go bad and become faulty it can become faulty all by itself. If the alternator caught on fire most likely is overcharging at some point, or it has faulty connections on the wires causing excess heat. Make sure the wire connectors are all clean and tight. Then make sure the engine, the body, and the alternator are all properly grounded. These are the most common causes to look for
checked all alt connections first and will check for any ground connection problems. will disconnect radio after replacing alternator tomorrow, (wife will love that and you know how much fun replacing the alt is on this car). is there any specific ground that is cronically a problem on this vehicle? anything else I should look for?
You may want to it and an additional ground wire to the case of the alternator just to be sure
sorry "you may want to it and ...."???
I meant to say you may want to add an additional ground wire to the case of the alternator
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