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PostSubject: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyWed Dec 19, 2007 8:43 pm

I was driving from work today when my voltage light came on and then about a quarter mile after the light came on my car shut down on me, My buddy gave me a hotshot, the car started for a couple of mintues and died on me. again I think I need a new alternator. Every time I put the key in the ignition the car just makes a clicking noise.
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyWed Dec 19, 2007 9:33 pm

Clicking noise is because your battery is dead. Battery is dead because 1) Alternator is bad, or 2) Wires are unplugged from alternator. Check that 3-wire plug is connected. If so, get the alternator checked and replace if needed.

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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyWed Dec 19, 2007 9:34 pm

yup, alternator is not charging for some reason.
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyThu Dec 20, 2007 8:23 am

If you have a three wire setup, the pcm will set the light on a couple different conditions.

If the alternator stops putting out
If the third wire does not sense enough voltage from the vehicle

Dead battery would cause the second.. bad alternator would cause the first. Question is.. which happened first.. chicken or egg?
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyThu Dec 20, 2007 8:50 am

ok I tried to start up the car again today in it had no juice at all the lights nor the car have any power
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyThu Dec 20, 2007 8:55 am

That's because your alternator is not working. You need to charge the battery. That's what the alternator does, it charges your batter while the engine is running. No alternator = really really dead battery.
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyFri Jan 04, 2008 6:15 pm

Ok now that I got the new alternator and battery in the car it's another problem, My car has been sitting for 3 weeks. I think I need some dry gas the car will crank over when I put my foot on the acclerator, but when I release my foot off the accelrator the car goes dead.
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyFri Jan 04, 2008 6:38 pm

Shouldn't need to give it gas to start. Seems like a fueling issue.

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyFri Jan 04, 2008 8:29 pm

remind me - what year is your riv and how many miles on it?

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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyFri Jan 04, 2008 8:46 pm

I have an 139 on it and its a 95 riviera sc
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyFri Jan 04, 2008 8:49 pm

AA wrote:
Shouldn't need to give it gas to start. Seems like a fueling issue.

I'm thinking it might be the egr valve
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptyFri Jan 04, 2008 11:05 pm

EGR wouldn't cause it to start or not. I don't exactly understand the starting problem though.

by 'crank over' do you mean run without the starter? Or 'crank' with the starter turning the engine?

Are you saying it will not crank (starter) unless you are also pressing the gas pedal? Or it will only run while your foot is on the gas? Could be an IAC (idle air control motor) if it starts but will only stay running with your foot on the gas.

Need more clarification...
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptySat Jan 05, 2008 12:08 am

We're here to help each other, and that includes you, but I am concerned that the help you're getting is frustrating you much more than it is helping you. You are getting a lot of sincere and generous advice, but how it all fits together is puzzling to me.

Why do you think it might be the EGR?

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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptySat Jan 05, 2008 11:07 am

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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptySat Jan 05, 2008 11:10 am

deekster_caddy wrote:
EGR wouldn't cause it to start or not. I don't exactly understand the starting problem though.

by 'crank over' do you mean run without the starter? Or 'crank' with the starter turning the engine?

Are you saying it will not crank (starter) unless you are also pressing the gas pedal? Or it will only run while your foot is on the gas? Could be an IAC (idle air control motor) if it starts but will only stay running with your foot on the gas.

Need more clarification...


It will only crank over (starter) when I'm pressing the gas pedal
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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptySun Feb 03, 2008 9:48 pm

what does 'dp' mean?

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PostSubject: Re: Voltage Light On   Voltage Light On EmptySun Feb 03, 2008 11:02 pm

Could be "Deleted Post".

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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