Did you charge the battery after replacing the alternator? Alternators were never really designed to charge a completely dead battery. Hard on the alternator and the battery from what I understand... Make sure you fully charge your battery, start the car, and read voltage across the battery with the car running - should read above 14ish volts. If not, the alternator or its connections would be suspect.ah.. so ok. i caved and had a shop replace the alternator.
the car was running rough, couldn't find a delco part on a saturday, needed the car back quick..
they gave me a duralast reman'd alternator. car started ok as i took it away from the shop. it sat for about 6 hours at about 40 degrees.. then it would not start. i got a jump. drove home. woke up. car won't start again.
so.. any ideas? what'd they miss? do i need a new battery?
________ That clicking sound means you are not getting enough battery juice to the starter. It could be a weak battery or bad battery cable or cable ends. Be sure you do not have any add on battery ends, get battery cables with molded on ends. Don't depend on the "gal" at autozone to be a mechanic either. beware of autozone parts guarantee, the labor cost of replacing their parts outweighs the cost of the cost of good parts. good luck. TexasCadillacargh..
no. that rant sounds pretty accurate now.
i just rode my battery over to the autozone for a check/charge. ducktape to the back of my bike (my.. bicycle.. i mean.. heh.). it tested as "good" with a little over 12 volts..
a battery is very heavy. i have been reminded of this fact today.
wondering what the deal is though. i have power to the dash and lights. i drove the car twice and the car is jump-able.. the gal at autozone said if it's a bad alternator the battery would die pretty quick after driving around..
You are not getting enough elecricity
when i turn the key there's silence then a short series of about 5 or so clicks
starter? started solenoid?
If you are in a time crunch, I've also always had good luck with NAPA branded alternators.
Pull codes.it runs pretty rough though. and SES light is on.
Neutral safety switch. Should be on the transmission somewhere. On my 90 it sat right on top on the driver's side but yours is a whole different car so it may have been moved. FSM would be useful here. Check the connector to ensure its clean and seated properly or the switch may be going bad. Other than the inconvenience there should not be a problem starting in 'N'.ah.. sorry this is going farther away from topic of this thread.. but anyway,
Car starts only intermittently in P but seems to start consistently in N.
is it safe and/or harmless to keep starting the car in N?..