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battery was weak crossed jumper cables for about 5 seconds! replaced battery and light still on so I replaced the alternator with a remanufactured on, light still comes on after running for about a minute and stays on! Had alternator checked and was told the regulator was bad! Thought I had gotten a bad alternator so I returned it and had it bench tested, tested fine! Have cleaned all ground cables to include putting on a new main ground! Still the light comes on in about a minute after starting the engine and stays on!
JA: How old is the battery? Have you checked the battery gauge on the dash?
Customer: battery less than 2 weeks old, no gauge just light
JA: What is the model/year of your Oldsmobile?
Customer: 2001 Alero with 3.4 v6
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes! new ground cable, cleaned other grounds,checked connecting wires for damage, checked fuses everything seems to be ok! can take hot cable loose when running and engine dies!
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: are u still there?
JA: No. I'm the Oldsmobile Mechanic's Assistant.
Customer: not that I can think of!
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Oldsmobile Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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what is the year make and model?

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Oldsmobile Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

are you still using the same reman alternator?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
no! I returned that one and tried another one, still the battery light comes on! Had O'Reilly bench test the first alternator and they said it tested fine!
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am working on a 2001 Olds Alero with a v6 3.4 engine
Oldsmobile Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

ok,,you need to check the fuse link located on the front of the engine

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Oldsmobile Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

also,check the 10amp bat/chg fuse in the underhood fuse block

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Oldsmobile Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

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