Help! Electrical problem with 94 sl2

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by jlc2, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. jlc2

    jlc2 Guest

    The battery is new(replaced a few months ago
    The alternator was replaced a few months ago as well

    But since the new alternator was put in I am having the follwoing

    The alternator seems to not charging the batter. Earleir the battery
    will get charged while driving and "all is well". But sometimes the
    battery does not get charged and eventually , while driving, I start
    hearing static on the radio especially when braking, other electrical
    things start to actup like turn signals not working. Also, starngely
    The car is very slow when acceleratiing from a stop light though it
    works fine in reverse.
    Of course at this time I know that If I turn off the car it won't
    start due to low battery nd I have to charge the battery again.

    During the time it was running fine I had the battery and alternator
    tested at a autoparts store and both tested fine.

    any insights please?
    jlc2, Aug 30, 2005
  2. jlc2

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Your alternator sounds like it died or there is a loose or very dirty

    Bob Shuman, Aug 30, 2005
  3. jlc2

    jlc2 Guest

    Thanks for your reponse I'll go back and have them replace it
    jlc2, Sep 1, 2005
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    B. Peg Guest

    I was thinking the same thing. On my Ford (what a piece o'crap car that
    was!), the alternator died. Put in one (rebuilt) from local auto parts

    Couple of days later the battery was dead again (it was new as well). I
    gave up and took it to the dealer. They put on a Ford alternator to the
    tune of $450 (inc. labor). Said rebuilt was bad. So I haul the rebuilt
    back to the parts store and they said 'Tuff. No refunds on electrcial
    items" while smugly pointing at the sign on the wall.

    To say I blew up was mild. I whipped out the Ford repair invoice and went
    after the manager. He refunded the money on the rebuilt. I think once I
    got done with him he had wished he had called in sick.

    Seems somewhere in the life of a Saturn it'll need a few batteries and an
    alternator, imo.

    B. Peg, Sep 1, 2005
  5. jlc2

    jlc2 Guest

    Thankfully, the shop I took itback too replace it last Wed with only
    a $50 charge. so far so good!
    jlc2, Sep 3, 2005
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    But what did they "fix" for the $50 and how long did it take them to do it?
    You do not say. Seems to me they should have done the "fix" for free.

    Bob Shuman, Sep 3, 2005
  7. jlc2

    jlc2 Guest

    They replaced the whole unit , they kept it overnight, If I had
    brought it in sooner I may not have paid the "warrenty adjustment"
    becuase this had been going on for a while I was just too busy to
    bring it in sooner, so I must accept some blame in that. I have no
    compliants I always had good experiences with this place. When I
    attempted to paid the to $50, my credit card was delcined but the
    owner let me take my car and paid him later even though there's a big
    sign behind the counter that says "Absolutely no credit". Of course
    $50 is no loss but I paid him later anyway.
    jlc2, Sep 5, 2005
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