#1
I have a 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix......a few days ago my alternator went out. So I bought a new alternator and replaced the battery. But that didn't solve the problem. I'm still having the same problems I was before I replaced the alternator and the battery....headlights going out, dashlights going crazy then going out, guages going crazy or jumping, battery light comes on and then my car dies. Any suggestions?


P.S. I didn't just buy the alternator I replaced it also.
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Last edited by Spanky McGrits at Sep 12, 2007,
#2
Your Grand Prix is possessed by Beelzebub?

EDIT: Seriously, I can't think of any reason why that would be happening if you just replaced the alternator and battery. Then again, I don't know a hell of a lot about cars.
#3
check the batter post connectors. are they gunked up, i wud buy new battery post connectors and put them on and make sure they have a good hold of the wires...you losing power, that may be it.
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#4
Sounds like the same problem I had with my truck. I took it to a shop and they said it was something with my battery cables I believe. I do remember them saying they had to do some soldering. Might check all your cables and make sure their all in good shape.
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check the batter post connectors. are they gunked up, i wud buy new battery post connectors and put them on and make sure they have a good hold of the wires...you losing power, that may be it.


No they are fine....nothing is gunked up or corroded.
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#6
Ah yeah, that's the Pauli Exclusion Principle, no-two fermions can occupy the same space at the same time. Oh wait, we're not talking quantum mechanics?
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Ah yeah, that's the Pauli Exclusion Principle, no-two fermions can occupy the same space at the same time. Oh wait, we're not talking quantum mechanics?


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#8
Its a fuse problem, get your fuse board out and replace the fuses in it - that should stop the problem
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#9
Now that I think about it, I didn't replace the battery and the alternator at the same time, I charged the old battery and put it back in, but then it turned out that the old batter was bad, it had a bad cell in it, and now I'm thinking that I could have burned the alternator up because it was working extra hard to try to charge a bad battery, so now I need to replace the alternator and battery at the same time, what do y'all think?
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Quote by Spanky McGrits
Now that I think about it, I didn't replace the battery and the alternator at the same time, I charged the old battery and put it back in, but then it turned out that the old batter was bad, it had a bad cell in it, and now I'm thinking that I could have burned the alternator up because it was working extra hard to try to charge a bad battery, so now I need to replace the alternator and battery at the same time, what do y'all think?


im not a car expert... but i dont think that the alternator woulda burned up just because of a bad battery
#11
Quote by AcsticRckr89
im not a car expert... but i dont think that the alternator woulda burned up just because of a bad battery

I did the "ghetto alternator test"...thankfully my battery had enough juice to start my car, and then I disconnected my positive battery cable and my car immediately died, which most likely points to an alternator problem, not always right though.
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#12
Does it do this when your car is running?, or does the electric flicker on and off when on ignititon.?

It its when the engines running, it could be a broken lead, or its got a bad earth somwhere.
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Does it do this when your car is running?, or does the electric flicker on and off when on ignititon.?

It its when the engines running, it could be a broken lead, or its got a bad earth somwhere.



When I am driving my car, everything just starts going out, and then my car dies....and won't start.
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#14
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Its a fuse problem, get your fuse board out and replace the fuses in it - that should stop the problem


there is your answer. Your Alternator has 2 fuses. 1 or the other is blown
Edit may also be a bad contact on a relay
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there is your answer. Your Alternator has 2 fuses. 1 or the other is blown
Edit may also be a bad contact on a relay


The car would still run without the alternator, if one of the 2 fuses was blown, it wouldnt charge at all.

Im geussing its just a nakered battery lead.
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