View Full Version : Not Again!

05-10-2003, 04:21 PM
today on my way home from taking my sister to her job off the turnpike..
the cars battery like started strobing..
lol i mean exactly what i say..
every now and then it would quickly flash.. or u could see it very dim..
the only thing i could think about is that i wet the motor.. by accident while trying to fill the radiator and reservior..
because before that the light was never on..
and it only happens when i take my foot off the gas.. example
i tried it out
in 2nd gear.. i took it to about 3k and let off
as the rpms dropped the light got brighter but not very bright .. ud have to look at it to notice it was on..
then every now and then it would flash at full brightness..
so im lost.
plz dont tell me its the alternator again
would tightening the tension make that go away??
the only thing i can think of is that some connection somewhere.. didnt like getting wet or something happend..
thanks in advance.


05-10-2003, 04:54 PM
Check belt tension, wire connections. If the problem is still there I would say have the battery and charging system tested. Is the alt. under warrenty? I know that its a bitch to remove but what can you do.

05-10-2003, 06:16 PM
hell ya its a bitch to remove... i check the connections and they seem all good..
but i think imma go that extra mile and remove the alternator and inspect it..
what else can i do..
thank god im swapping motors this summer..
i wont have to stress this old pita anymore..

05-10-2003, 07:14 PM
well i checked the connections..
sanded the copper loop down for the alternator..
then took out a bit of corrostion that was on the green connector
connected it.. and in doing so i guess i resetted the ecu..
seeing as how i had to wait a while for my mom to get home.. the tools were in her car.
since we went to my sisters crib wit the 4th gen..
speaking of which.. we got her car to crank..
but wont turn on..
so we think since her friends uncle got it to turn on..
we figure the fuel pump must of turned off..
do the 4th gens have a fuel relay. i think every car does
do u guys know were it is..
but back to my 3g lol..
the battery light turned off so i just hope that the connections were loose or something..
thanks again..

05-10-2003, 07:27 PM
If you continue to have have problems then you could always take it to your local parts house and have them do a test on your electrical system(charging, starting, and battery). all the ones around here do it for free.

05-11-2003, 12:54 AM
what is teh battery's output at idle ! should be 14.5 V if you running a good alternator ! ?