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Change new battery and alternator and it is still only

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Change new battery and...

Change new battery and alternator and it is still only charging at 13v

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you changed a battery before?

Yes. every year now for 2 years. but now it charges for about 5 min at 14.7 then it drops to 13v and stays there.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not a mini a cadillac escalade ext 2006

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No that is it thanks.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cadillac
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What brand alternator did you put on the vehicle and was it new or re manufactured

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
It was a rema I think bocsh from Canadian tire
Cadillac Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Sounds like the alternator is failing, when replacing those I only go with ac delco brand new, great brand and great warranty

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Cadillac Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Its pretty common for the parts to fail like that

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Cadillac Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Also they could have put the wrong alternator on there there are 3 different options for that engine series I believe.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
My old alternator did the exact same thing. It would charge at first start up then drop to 13 v and stay there I put a Remy in it and it does the same thing
Cadillac Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

Is the battery light coming on ?

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