Alternator good battery won't charge

Asked by Aug 22, 2017 at 02:25 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Where is my open circuit why does a
good alternator not charge what do I
check first 2nd and 3rd somebody
please answer me

2 Answers

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Check the ground for the battery (usually at the engine block). Also check the battery cable connections. Has the battery itself also been charged and load tested?

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as gary said, but also check to make sure you are getting close to 14volt at the battery cable when the car is running

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