2011 chevy traverse
my chevy traverse stopoed on me while i was
driving it.. all tge lights started flashing then it
completely turned off.. i was told it was the
alternator so i git a brand new one but now i have
to jump the car EVERYTIME i turn it off..
sometimes it does not come on at all takes a few
tries... and if i put gas in it it will not start either
have to wait 10 to 15 minuts to start it.. please help
scan for codes and get the definitions , this is where a multi tester comes in , and for less than the price of an alternator , batt. should have 12.5 V at rest and when you get it started you should have 14+ at the batt. if the alt. is doing it's job ,
My multitester cost more than a custom alternator. You can get a free one at Harbor Freight.
A car that does not die while driving but will not start when shut off unless jumped has either a poor connection at either end of a battery cable (4 ends total) or needs a battery. Start by making sure battery terminals are clean and tight. If free battery testing is available do that next. Usually the battery is the problem.
I have what might sound unrelated, a recall on the fuel flow control module. However, the description on the recall was very similar to this issue. Corrosion in the module causes starting and shutting down issues. I am having the same issue with my 2010 and will be having it looked at for this.
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